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Assynt Crofters Trust 25th Anniversary celebrations
June 30 @ 08:00 - July 6 @ 17:00
The Assynt Crofters Trust are organising a week-long celebration of Crofting – Past, Present & Future, from 30th June to 6th July.
Speakers including Alistair Mackintosh & Anne-Marie Fyfe are scheduled to appear. Judith Napier’s definitive biography of Allan MacRae, one of the founders of the Trust, will be launched on Wednesday 4th.
Planned events include a hill race, a fishing competition, a creative writing competition, a series of workshops based on the archaeology of Clachtoll Broch, sheepdog handling, sheep shearing etc, working with wool and a photographic competition to be judged by Robin Gillanders, whose portrait of Allan MacRae now hangs in the Scottish Parliament.
There will be a series of music events – a ceilidh to mark the launch of the Trust’s new boat for the disabled on Loch Drumbeg and a concert to launch a brand new CD by Rory Matheson, Kim Maclennan and Anna Buxton – culminating in the Fèis in the Fank – an all-night festival of Scottish music with Skerryvore, Blazin’ Fiddles, James Graham, Rory Matheson and the Skala Ceilidh Dance Band, and many more.