Summer Events

1) Heritage Skills: Charcoal Making

30th July 2016, 10 – 12.30pm Barrhill Woods, Kircudbright The Galloway Glens Scheme is aiming to support and develop heritage skills in the area. An activity recently highlighted on a number of TV programmes and with interest increasing nationwide, is the production of homemade charcoal. Tom Henry, a Dumfries & Galloway Council Ranger, will be… Read more »

2) Tour of Carsphairn Lead mines

06th August, 10am – 2pm Meet at Holm of Daltallochan, Carsphairn. Bring walking boots, weather suitable clothing and packed lunch. The lead mines near Carsphairn are a remnant of a once thriving industry, providing significant employment and at its peak yielding over 900 tonnes of lead a year. This circular walk will be led by… Read more »

3) Heritage Skills: Green Wood Working

20 August 2016, 10:00 – 13:00 Carlingwark Park The attraction of working with green (unseasoned) wood has increased recently as nationwide initiatives to support heritage skills have hit the headlines. At this open session, using traditional woodworking tools including a draw knife, shave horse and hand chisels to shape items on a pole lathe, you’ll… Read more »