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: More information coming!


10:00am –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse.


10:00am –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse


10:30am –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse


12 noon –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse


1:00pm – Equine parade (Equine Showcase)

At 1pm, we’re going to ask our horsemasters to parade their wonderful horse, ponies and donkeys. With an expert commentary, there’s a lot to know about these native breeds, many of which are very rare.


2:00pm –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse.


2:30pm –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse.


2:30pm –

NB: Places are limited and reserved for wristband holders – bookable at the Information Point in the Main Concourse.


On-stand demonstrations

TimeEventLocation
All day
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 balcony above the Main Concourse.
All daySpinning and weaving
Lanark 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 Main Concourse.
All day
All dayBee keeping
Join Lanarkshire Beekeepers in the Main Concourse to learn more about the equipment and techniques of beekeeping
All day