Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August 2018
10:00 a.m. onwards
The Celts are Coming! celebrates prehistoric life - see and learn how our ancient ancestors lived and faced lifes challenges 2500 years ago!
If you thought life in the Iron Age was a wee bit dull, join us for 2 days full of:
The use of plants and herbs
Fire-making, lathes, stone-drills and the Crannog Roundhouse!
Stone-carving by David McGovern
Textiles with Debbie Zawinski
Blacksmithing by Lyndon Carson
Leather tanning with Peter Ananin
Spoon carving with axe, knife and hook knife with Jon Mac - Jon will also be running Introduction to Spoon Carving Workshops on 1st, 2nd & 6th and an Advanced Spoon Carving Workshop on 7th August. For further details please click here.
Celtic Crannog Bag Workshop with Hamish Odinson - Half-Goat Leatherworks'
Hamish will be running full-day workshops on both days where all participants will delve into ancient traditional leatherworking to create an authentic medieval Scottish leather bag known as the Loch Glashan Crannog or Celtic Crannog bag. The bag is based on an archaeological find at Loch Glashan Crannog on the west coast of Scotland. No previous experience is required, suitable for all ages 10+. All participants will take home their Crannog bag at the end of the day. The workshop is £80 per person to include all materials and the bag!
Booking is essential for the workshop. Maximum participants = 5 so please book early by contacting us by telephone or email.
Mini wand whittling workshops with Julie Durkacz
Julie will be running workshops for children aged 6 upwards from 10.30 - 12.00 and from 14.00 - 15.50. Children can get creative by learning basic whittling and carving skill to make their very own wand. All materials and tools provided and the wand will be yours to keep. Children must be accompanied by an adult with up to 3 children per responsible adult.
£7 per child on the day or £5 if booked in advance. For booking please call us on 01887 830583.
The event starts both days at 10 am, the site closes at 5.30pm.
Visitors to the event, in general, do not have to book - booking is required for the Leather Bag Workshop and for the Spoon Carving Workshops.
This event is generously sponsored by the Aberfeldy & District Rotary Club.