Year of Stories
Abriachan Forest, situated in the hills above Loch Ness, will play host to a storytelling event each month of 2022, delivered by a mix of local storytellers, musicians, natural historians, geologists, astronomers and a fire dancer! Some events will take place round a cosy campfire, while others will see participants on the move, exploring the forest’s path network. From star-gazing in this Dark Skies Discovery site to churning butter on the way up to the shieling, all events will have audience participation and stories firmly at their heart.
- Haggis Handwarmers Round the Fire, 29/01/2022
- Enlightening Tales of Dark Matter, Professor Martin Hendry, 25/02/2022
- Reach for the Moon, Professor Catherine Heymans, Astronomer Royal for Scotland, 13/03/2022
- Search for the Still – Gaelic tree stories trail searching for an illicit still, 01/05/2022
- Midsummer at the Shieling – songs and stories with Fiona, 21/06/2022
- Tales of the Peat Bank – ethnobotanical tales and crafts, 19/07/2022
- Things on the Wing – Highland wildlife tales and crafts, 15/08/2022,
- Follow the funeral – and a ciste of Gaelic place names, 20/09/2022
- Bats in our buildings – bat-related facts, tales and crafts plus astronomy, 29/10/2022
- Star navigation – Lanterns and Stories in the yurt, 26/11/2022
- Sun Standstill and Fire Dancer, 21/12/2022
Please note event details may change, please find up-to-date information on Abriachan Community’s Facebook page or Instagram.
If you have an interest in the future of the community’s woodland and support our aims, why not become a member of the Abriachan Forest Trust?
We have regular volunteering sessions on weekdays, the first Saturday of the month check Abriachan Community facebook and often facilitate Duke of Edinburgh community volunteering placements, work experience, and corporate social responsibility opportunities. Tasks are tailored to the interests and abilities of our volunteers so they can be conservation based, rural skills, maintenance and repair of facilities, helping to lead groups if appropriate, participating in creative activities, supporting the growing programme.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.