Robin Wood MBE

I am delighted to have been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list. In some ways I feel slightly guilty to have it as it recognises the work of the Heritage Crafts Association which is very much a team effort by a wonderful bunch of voluntary trustees. It is great however that we are finally achieving recognition for traditional craftspeople. It all feels rather a long way away from my smokey worksite at the moment where our canoe build is very close to completion. I am a few days behind with blog posts so will share just one picture showing where we were up to last night.

IMG_9791An American friend asked yesterday what an MBE was, “Is that like half way to a nighthood?” well for those folk this side of the pond that want to know have a look here. it’s actually more like a quarter of the way to a nighthood.

10 Responses to Robin Wood MBE

  1. Forest Turtle June 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm #


  2. p follansbee June 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    1/4 or 1/2 way, either one, it’s excellent to get some recognition for your work. Congrats. Plus this way, we don’t have to call you Sir Robin.

  3. Kathy in Los Angeles June 14, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Well done, Robin!

  4. Jim Dillon June 17, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    Congratulations! It speaks well of you and the vision of the committee.

  5. Sandra Pillans June 18, 2014 at 9:05 pm #

    Congratulations Robin!

  6. Gill Hooper July 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Well deserved. It is good to see someone who obviously loves their work being recognised for what they do.

  7. James McNaught July 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Congratulations Robin, thoroughly deserved.

  8. John Koten August 17, 2014 at 4:08 am #

    Your becoming a member of the order was in order.

  9. Iain McArthur September 5, 2016 at 12:02 am #

    Congratulations Robin nice work mate.