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Iron Age Ingenuity

Sunday 27 May 2018
10:00 a.m. onwards

Much more exciting than you can ever imagine, the Iron Age was full of innovation and resourcefulness. The second event of the season at the Centre highlights just how interesting those times were.

Watch sparks fly and molten metal flow as our experts demonstrate spectacular metal-working to make everyday objects for use by the Crannog community. 

Log boats were essential to life on the loch - for a donation, experienced paddlers can take a trip in one of our replica log boats for a sense of life 2,500 years ago. Minimum donation £10.00 per log boat.

Debbie Zawinski and the Haddington Spinners and Weavers will be on site demonstrating tablet-weaving, sprang, spindle and stick spinning, weaving and natural dyes.

Nettle expert Birte Ford will be on site demonstrating textiles from nettle fibres.

The Loch Tay Young Archaeology Club will be on site from 10 am to midday learning ancient pottery techniques following which visitors can get involved making a large pot or making and decorating thumb pots.  

Iron Age style cookery display with the opportunity to try the dishes. The menu will include salmon, barley & asparagus, pea & broad bean herb salad. 

Spoon-carving demonstrations plus wood-whittling workshops throughout the day. 

Plus wire jewellery-making, lathes & woodturning, fire-making and Crannog tours.  

For more information, please contact us on 01887 830583.

 

 

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