Rural Skills

Practical and hands-on demonstrations

Try your hand at learning a new rural skill in the Festival’s practical and hands-on demonstrations sessions. See Programme of Events for details.

On-stand demonstrations

All dayStick and crookmaking
Arthur Dent, from Scottish Crookmakers Association, will be working at this fascinating craft of the SCA stand – do go along and see him. And don’t forget to view the prize winners in the Stick and Crook section of the Garden, Craft and Food competition in the Strathmore Hall.
All daySpinning and weaving
East Central Scotland Guild of Spinner, Weavers and Dyers will be on hand to let folk have a go at spinning raw fleece and other fleece crafts. If you would like to try your hand (and feet) at spinning, drop by the stand in the Strathmore Hall.
All dayBee keeping
Join East of Scotland Beekeepers in the Strathmore Hall to learn more about the equipment and techniques of beekeeping