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Decorated Wheelbarrow Procession

Decorated Wheel barrow Procession 2012Photo by Rob McDougall

The festival welcomes locals and visitors to line the streets and enjoy this unique procession! It's a first for Scotland…and probably the world!! The artistry, imagination and skill displayed by entrants at the inaugural event in 2011 and the follow up in 2012 are still vivid memories for those who were there! Described as " brilliant fun and an amazing spectacle"! (Perthshire Advertiser) the decorated wheelbarrows, created by local businesses, community groups, families and whacky individuals process from Tay Terrace to The Cross in Dunkeld where they are judged for originality, appearance and handling.

The fun procession is led by The Edradour Pitlochry & Blair Atholl Pipe Band and as the wheelbarrows assemble for the Procession, our local community choir Just Singin' will  keep folk happy down in The Cross.

If you would like to enter a wheelbarrow email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details to request an entry form.

For photos of last years Decorated Wheelbarrow Procession CLICK HERE

       

Tattie Fest

Date: Sunday 27th October 2013
Activity: Tattie Fest in association with At The Field (Dunkeld & Birnam Community Growing)
Location: The Field is located at the top of Brae Street, Dunkeld.
Start Time: 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Book your Place: No need to book

Following the success of the past two year's collaboration, this should be another great afternoon of fun for all! ... with stalls, buskers, potato printing, crazy competitions ... tattie juggling, Get the Tattie in the Welly, Best Potato Soup, Longest Potato Peel...games and races with prizes. Just head up the hill for an hour or two and join with At the Field, local Community Growing Project. All welcome!

Tattie Fest
Tattie Fest poster design by Madeleine Hand.

More information about 'At the Field' (Dunkeld and Birnam Community Growing)
This is an initiative to bring the community together to grow food organically for local consumption. The idea is to achieve this by managing a sustainable and economically responsible growing project for the benefit of all. Hopefully this will result in a better understanding of what we eat and how it is produced, delivered and prepared.
Since the project was launched in December 2010 it has begun to gather momentum through local support and enthusiasm as well as fun events for all the family.

About "Amber Discoveries"

We’d like to welcome visitors to the festival to explore the wonderful history, landscapes, heritage, culture and communities of the our beautiful region.  We’re creating a part of our festival where all this can sit comfortably together called ‘Amber Discoveries’ where the emphasis will be on trying something new … getting together with a small group (and usually an expert) to try something different! The SongBus, walks, talks, workshops and music sessions will all be part of Amber Discoveries plus other surprising adventures and activities for adults and children.

We want you to feel a genuine part of the festival and not just a spectator.  We’ll be releasing the full programme of Amber Discoveries over the next month (maybe the next week!) so please keep coming back to the website to check what's happening. Most importantly please book in, come along (with voice, instrument, walking boots…or whatever), get involved and DISCOVER!

This year's 'Amber Discoveries' include the annual Decorated Wheelbarrow Procession, Tattiefest, Archaeological Excursions, Photographic Walks, Nature and Wildlife Walks, Plant Ideas, Song and Instrumental Workshops, Storytelling, Handbell Ringing Demonstration, Bee-keeping Talk...and lots more!

Amber Central The Festival Base

central-weeFollowing the success of last year's festival the base of operations will once again be in the historic and picturesque town of Dunkeld in Perthshire.

Amber Discoveries

discoveries-weeExplore the wonderful history, landscapes, heritage, culture and communities of the our beautiful region ...through walks, talks, workshops, music sessions and lots more!

The Big Knit

Get your knitting needles out and help raise money for Guide Dogs Scotland.

Amber Harvest

Raid your cupboards or pantry and help The Cyrenians feed Scotland's homeless.

Festival Sponsors & Supporters