57 DEGREES NORTH: THE FOREST VILLAGE
Jul
16
12:30pm12:30pm

57 DEGREES NORTH: THE FOREST VILLAGE

A family day - come and help us create a village of play dens in the magical Abriachan Forest

ALL WELCOME

Use your imagination and help us create a village of play dens in the magical Abriachan forest, with help from the staff at the Forest School.

Explore the native woodlands and spot some local wildlife on the nature trails – perhaps a dragonfly or a butterfly, a frog, a pine marten or even a red squirrel!

Soup, rolls and hot beverages will be on offer. All welcome. No need to book ahead. Outdoor clothing recommended. Talks and demonstrations will take place in the Forest Classroom (see Huts in Place event, tickets here).

Abriachan Forest is one of the largest community-owned forests in Scotland set high above the shores of Loch Ness. The forest, purchased in 1998, is managed by Abriachan Forest Trust (AFT) who work to encourage recreational and educational use of the forest.

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57 DEGREES NORTH: HUTS IN PLACE
Jul
16
12:00pm12:00pm

57 DEGREES NORTH: HUTS IN PLACE

Discover more about the future of huts, hutting and community woodland in Scotland with Northscape and the Abriachan Forest Trust (AFT)

TICKETS (FREE)

HUTS IN PLACE explores the future of huts, hutting and community woodland in Scotland. Discover the story of this magical place, visit the new Northscape forest hut and learn more about what you need to consider if you are planning a hut build.

Short talks and demonstrations will take place in the forest classroom throughout the afternoon:

12.15pm
Abriachan Forest Trust

Discover the story of Abriachan Forest - one of the largest community-owned forests in Scotland

12.30pm
Lesley Riddoch - Huts and Hutting in Scotland and Norway

Lesley Riddoch compares the 'hut traditions of Norway and Scotland

1.30pm
Karen Grant - Reforesting Scotland's 'Thousand Huts Campaign'

Karen Grant of the Reforesting Scotland's Thousand Huts Campaign will outline the successes and challenges of the hutting movement in Scotland and share information about currrent legislation in policy and planning

2.30pm
Dr Emily Hesling - Huts in the Environment

Learn more about what you need to consider if you are planning a hut build from an ecological perspective with consultant ecologist Dr Emily Hesling.

3.00pm
Northscape - Show Hut and Demonstration

A temporary show hut has been erected by Abriachan-basedNorthscape for the duration of the festival. With thanks to Wild Gorse Studio in Inverness, the hut will showcase stunning pieces from local artists, makers and designers. Northscape welcomes feedback and thoughts from the public and the wider community of hutters.

Families are invited to help build a Forest Village of play dens and to explore the magical nature trails, see THE FOREST VILLAGE

Soup, rolls and hot beverages will be on offer.

Email info@northscape.scot for further information.

Abriachan Forest is one of the largest community-owned forests in Scotland set high above the shores of Loch Ness. The forest, purchased in 1998, is managed by Abriachan Forest Trust (AFT) who work to encourage recreational and educational use of the forest.

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57 DEGREES NORTH: BOTHY CULTURE
Jul
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

57 DEGREES NORTH: BOTHY CULTURE

An evening of short talks, music, stories and song celebrating Bothy Culture past and present

TICKETS (£5)

Head up the hill above Loch Ness to Abriachan for a night of music, poetry, stories and song in celebration of Highland Bothy Culture. From the folklore of the shielings, mountain bothies and shepherd’s huts of the past to the revitalisation of the tradition of hutting in Scotland today, this event will include short informative talks with guest speakers and floor spots from invited musicians and performers.

Guest speakers include Lesley Riddoch on Scotland's missing wood cabins and Sam Harrison of the Shileing Project. Performers include bothy ballad singer Scott Gardiner, fiddler/composer Adam Sutherland with Marc Clement of folk band Session A9and storyteller Bob Pegg with stories of the bow tents in Traveller culture. Hosted by the local ceilidh band.

7pm 
Doors Open
7.30pm
Welcome To Archifringe
7.45pm 
Adam Sutherland & Marc Clement
8pm 
Lesley Riddoch: Huts And Hutting in Scotland and Norway
8.30pm 
Break 
8.45pm 
Scott Gardiner: Bothies And Bothy Loons
9pm 
The Shileing Project : Pròiseact Na H-Airighe
9.10pm
Bob Pegg: Travellers Tales
9.30pm 
Break 
10pm 
The World’s Room - Songs / Ceilidh Band
11pm
End


BYOB. Teas, Coffees and Home Baking On Sale. Parking available but limited.

CULTAR SAOGHAL NAM BOTHAN: CEILIDH OBAR ITHEACHAN

Disathairne 15 an t-Iuchar
7.30-11 feasgar

Talla a' bhaile
Obar Itheachan
Inbhir Nis IV3

Feasgar le òraidean beaga, ceòl, sgeulachdan agus òrain, a' comharrachadh Cultar Saoghal Bothannan na Gaidhealtachd Nach teid sibh an aird aig ceann a tuath Loch Nis a Thalla dh’Obar Itheachan airson oidhche de cheòl, bàrdachd, sgeulachdan agus òrain a’ comharrachadh Cultar nam Bothan anns a’ Ghàidhealtachd. Bidh òraidichean agus ceòlaidearan ann a’ sgaoileadh sgeulachdan nan àirighean, sgeulachdan bothan nam beanntan agus bothan nan cìobairean o shean, agus ath-bheòthachadh a bhrosnachadh air tradaiseanan agus cleachdaidhean bothan na h-Alba mar aite-comhnaidh fhathast nar measg san latha an-diugh. Thoiribh a-steach le botal. Pàirceadh ri làimh gun a bhith pailt.

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57 DEGREES NORTH: THE HIGHLAND HOUSE
Jul
15
10:30am10:30am

57 DEGREES NORTH: THE HIGHLAND HOUSE

Exploring the domestic architecture of the Highlands with two of Scotland's leading contemporary architectural practices

TICKETS (FREE)

Broch / Borg. Blackhouse / Taigh-dubh. Cottage / Both. The Longhouse / Taigh-fada. The Board House / Tigh a' Bhuird.

In the Highlands, why do our houses look the way they do? What specific conditions makes housing in Scotland, at 57 degrees North, different from housing elsewhere at this latitude in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Latvia and Russia?

What threads from the past continue to play a role in contemporary Highland architecture and why? What shifts are taking place in current design practice? As we move into the early 21st Century, are there new types of houses emerging in this part of world that take forward the long and ever-evolving way in which we live in this landscape?

Join architects Rory Flyn of Skye-based Dualchas and Ben Addy of Crathie-hosted Moxon to take a trip through the aesthetics of the local 57th parallel North.

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