Greenwood working, make your own Bull Roarer

Greenwood Working
at the treehouse

In celebrating Kirkton woodland and Settlement of Kirkton.

ADULTS & Children aged  10 +

Come along and carve  &

 decorate your own Bullroarer

A Bullroarer is an ancient

ceremonial musical

instrument.

Date: Wednesday 17th October

Venue: The Treehouse, Lochcarron

Times: 11 – 3pm

Please ensure you come dressed for outdoors and bring lunch or food to share.  No.s are Limited, booking essential .  Parental / Guardian consent required.    

To Book contact:
beveridge.lynda@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

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Autumn Crafting Workshops


More Workshops , this time Autumn themed.
In celebrating Kirkton woodland and Settlement of Kirkton.

For all ages, Family based events

Venue:-  The Treehouse , Lochcarron

Mon 15th October 

 Make Mandalas

Time:- 11am – 1pm 

Bring Packed lunch or food to share.

Tues 16th October

Make your own leaf Mobile &  Teasel Hedgehog

Time:-  11am—2pm

Bring Packed lunch or food to share.

Please ensure you come dressed for outdoors and bring snacks/drinks & any medication .   Children aged 7 + years  can attend without parent/guardians.  Parental consent forms to be completed prior to the event.  Booking Required.  No.s Limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.  

For further information or to book;
beveridge.lynda@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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Fungi Day at the Treehouse 2nd Sept 2018

It’s been a great year for Fungi, so we were delighted to host a Fungi day at the Treehouse with local expert Tony Lyon.  Tony brought along a huge selection of local fungi which was on display.  We were amazed at the variety of fungi to be found in our locality.  Tony gave a insightful talk about methods of Identifying Fungi.
What was interesting to learn is that smell and the physicality of the Fungi is not always consistent therefore a taking note of the site of where it grows, it’s proximity to tree varieties & it’s it’s individual characteristics are essential.  One method is to take a spore print which participants were given the option to try.  The colour palette of which fungi spores produce had many in awe & is an artists dream.
Within the display were some of the poisonous varieties like the Destroying Angel, it’s beauty masquerading it’s fatal consequences.    Using some of the foraged edible Fungi, chanterelle, hedgehog & Cep, Lynda set about cooking risotto outdoors over the fire – We are glad to announce that all participants are still alive!
Tony enlightened us with folklore and stories of Fungi over lunch before we learned how to harvest and store/dry Fungi.  Encouragingly Tony’s handmade drying rack is an example of how this hobby can be accessible to all. We took a short stroll through the woodland & with our newfound knowledge were able  identify Orange Birch Bolete, Amethyst Deciever & Sulpher Tuft a variety of milk-cap’s & many more.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable day had by all.  Lets hope for an equally abundant year in 2019!

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Photos of August Market Day

Many thanks to Lynne Roberts for sending us these photos from August’s Market day in Lochcarron Hall. The Next market days ate 28th September & 26th October, please let us know if you’d like a table , email infosmithyhub@gmail.com

Thanks to all our volunteers who keep this important social event and fundraiser going with all their enthusiasm and hard work throughout the summer months.

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New View point Bench in Kirkton Woodland

a lovely new hardwood bench has been kindly provided by woodworkz- lochcarron, and the Lottery Awards for all. Thanks to the volunteers who got it securely put into place at the top of Cnoc Na Staing with great views overlooking Kirkton Woodland & Loch Carron.

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Fungi Day !


Fungi Day
In celebrating Kirkton woodland . This activity is FREE to attend.
Intrigued about Fungi but don’t know where to start?
Then come along and learn with local expert
Tony Lyon.
Sunday 2nd September 2018
10am-3pm
At the Treehouse in Lochcarron
Numbers of participants are limited so please book in advance to avoid
disappointment. Bring a packed lunch or food to share.
ADULTS ONLY.
For further information or to book; contact:
beveridge.lynda@yahoo.co.uk

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Market Day July 2018

We are very short of volunteers this month, if anyone is free to some and help in the hall or kitchen it would be much appreciated. please contact is at infosmithyhub@gmail.com

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