Posts for September, 2023

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  1. 26th November 2023

Our last market of the season – lots of locally produced food, drink, crafts and gifts. Come and have a mooch around our wonderful wares – there will be Christmas gifts ideas and delicious treats in abundance!

Kingussie’s annual winter festival – FOOD ON FILM – brings the big screen to the rural Highlands of Scotland in a unique way, to celebrate and explore the world of food with a feast of short films, documentaries and features to make you laugh, make you think and make you hungry!

With filmmakers and food producers gathering to share their passions and skills, the Cairngorms Food Hall showcasing the best of Highland produce and cooking demo – it’s a recipe for a fabulous weekend! Tickets for all the films will be for sale on the door.

The most magical time of year wouldnt be complete without a trip to a Christmas Market, so join us for Boat of Garten’s popular Christmas Market here at the Community Hall.

Enter our Winter Wonderland and shop local and support the best of our local businesses, crafters and charities.

The Hall will be providing a BBQ, hot and cold drinks, home baking and some mulled drinks too to warm you up.

Tables are already starting to go, so if you have products you would like to sell at our market, get in touch – 01479 831123

After the success of our annual Christmas Fayre last year, we’re delighted to be hosting it again in 2023.

Each year as winter draws in around the Cairngorms, its mountains and forests turn into a magical winter wonderland. So what better place to host a cosy Christmas market than nestled amongst the Narnia-like pines at Badaguish?

This year we are delighted to have an alpaca walk, come and meet the alpcas! We have over 35 stalls with a wide variety of gift ideas from local crafters and producers. From food and drink to Christmas homeware, something for everyone.

There will be hot food and drinks along with activities for the children before they meet Santa.

All the stallholders donate an item for our charity raffle, so lots of great prizes to be won on the day!

Our popular Christmas market returns this November. With over 70 of Perthshire’s finest arts, crafts and food stalls gathering in the ballroom and courtyard, it’s bigger than ever – what better way to start your Christmas shopping?

The Castle will be dressed for Christmas, the restaurant & gift shop filled with festive delights, and with ample parking, it’s a great family day out for all.

Join us in Abernethy Forest for a behind the scenes masterclass with Cairngorms Connect Venison.

• Cairngorms Connect deer stalkers will talk about the methods, equipment, ethics, and sustainability of deer stalking for conservation management and will give a hands on demonstration of lardering the deer.
• A local butcher will then teach us about preparing all the different cuts of meat and what they are best used for, and you can even have a go yourself.
• We will then relocate to the tepee at the Dell of Abernethy for a live cooking demo over the fire by a local professional chef. Discover creative venison dishes and different ways to incorporate venison easily into our diet.
• And finally, we’ll share a meal of delicious dishes at a long communal table.

This event is being filmed and footage from it will feature as part of a new five-minute film produced by Cairngorms Connect about Deer Management that will be available online and screen at public events later in the year. The filming will be low key and will not distract from the event itself.

Video and photo release forms will be provided at the event, but please be aware that if you do not wish to be filmed we’d recommend attending a future Venison Masterclass event instead.

It is important that all people have equal access to Cairngorms Connect events.

We are happy to provide for your requirements, wherever possible eg. BSL interpreters, off-road wheelchairs, adapted bikes etc. If have any accessibility requirements, please get in touch.

Cairngorms Connect is excited to welcome you back to our free outdoor festival celebrating local forests and sustainable local food.

We’ve got a whole host of exciting activities planned for people of all ages and abilities, from guided walks to cooking demonstrations:

• Learn about the importance of deer management to restore local forests while enjoying a free BBQ with wild Cairngorms Connect Venison and other local, foraged, and gathered produce.
• Discover new ways to incorporate local food into your everyday meals with simple and inspiring cooking demonstrations from Scottish food expert Catriona Frankiti.
• Explore nearby Dell Woods on a guided walk with woodland and wildlife experts from NatureScot and learn more about how our local forests are managed to provide benefits for people and nature.
• Immerse yourself in the folklore and stories of the forest with Sarah from Strathspey Storywalks.
• Join in the many family-friendly games, crafts and activities throughout the day.
• And more to be announced soon!

Hill to Grill is an outdoor event, taking place in tents and on the Playing Field behind Nethy Community Centre, so please dress appropriately.

The event area is accessible for wheelchair users and buggies, but the grassy ground could be a little rough in places so please take care.

Hill to Grill is completely free and there is no need to book, but why not click ‘Going’ on our Facebook event so we can make sure we have enough burgers for everyone!

Singer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Siobhan Wilson grew up in Elgin. A trained cellist, singer, composer and pianist from St Mary’s Music School of Edinburgh, Siobhan has 15 years of international studio production experience including in New York, Paris, Budapest and Scotland. After a 5 year stay in Paris, France, she returned to Scotland where she is currently scoring her first short film recording with string orchestra.

Her performance is truly mesmirisng and she can silence a room with a mere whisper. She’s recently had great acclaim and her album ‘There are no saints’ was shortlised for Scottish Album of the year.

We are delighted to host her at the Dell for a full gig on the Friday night followed by a serene, acoustic supper club on the Saturday night.

Our Supper club is an incredibly intimate experience with a four course menu sourced as much as we can from the woods and gardens around the Dell. Think long tables, new friends, warm atmosphere, fire blazing and some really special acoustic interludes.

The most magical time of year wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a Christmas Market, so join us for Boat of Garten’s popular Christmas Market here at the Community Hall.

Enter our Winter Wonderland and shop and support the best of our local businesses, crafters and charities that the Cairngorms has to offer.

The Hall will be providing a BBQ, hot and cold drinks, home baking and some mulled drinks too to warm you up.

Kyle is taking to the Scottish Highlands and Islands to do a very intimate tour to promote the new View album, his new musical and new venture in Spain.

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