Pyrotechnology at the Crannog.

Toddy

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A bit late I know, but I've only really just tied down details.

On the 12th of this month there's a Norwegian man coming over to run a Primitive Firelighting demo at the Crannog.
http://www.crannog.co.uk/docs/crannog_centre/events_diary_autumn.html

He kept the fires going, during some really dreich weather in Latvia, for our dyeing in the middle of an open field, so he's sound :approve:

Barrie has agreed to allow us access to the Dalherb site again.
If we camp there and go over to the Crannog to visit it would be easier on their staff who can get a bit stressed over the, "Who he? " kind of thing, worrying if we ought to be in and out the back or not.

The site is available from the Friday to the Sunday and we're fixing ot have anew numerical padlock so no issues with keys.

I know it's late notice but is anybody interested in coming along ?

cheers,
Toddy
 

Toddy

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The Crannog is set up to deal with children's groups if that's of any help. There are frequent school tours.
I know RA's and H&S is a real pain for some sites though.

You'd be very welcome to visit whenever you can manage :)

cheers,
Toddy
 

Chainsaw

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I'll have the family up there slumming it at Moness House Hotel & Country Club :D anyway as it's our school holiday week. We'll definitely try and pop in on the Sunday, seems like a good day for it if some guys are burning things, someone's making bread and there's a bunch of guys in ventile green roaming around!

Cheers,

Alan
 

Toddy

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Himself has just told me that there'll be high winds and heavy rain on the Friday :rolleyes: Guess we'll leave the 'chute until the Saturday then.

atb,
Mary
 

Toddy

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OH yes, :D

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you....:D

The Vikings sang it to me at Lanark Medieval Fayre this year :eek: :D

Hope it's a very good one Graham :grouphug:
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Hi All,

Took the family up to the Crannog and they loved it, little chainsaw had a go with Toddys firebow set, lots of smoke but no joy, he's now on at me to put one together for him, thanks Toddy! :rolleyes:;)



la famille chainsaw seemed to take an inordinate amount of pleasure in making butter



and it was great to watch the guys there making molds and casting in bronze





we were up there for the week and the weather was great, plenty of these fellas kicking about



and these guys were hard at it!



The autumn colours were amazing too, we had a couple of trips up to the 'Birks o' Aberfeldy' and they were changing daily!







Scotland's just ace when you get the weather!! Thanks for the heads up Toddy, our guys had a great time and it was nice meeting you, Russ and Ol' Smokey again!

Cheers,

Alan