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Wild Things come to Carmichael Estate

Carmichael Estate Summer Session

July 20 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

August 3rd @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come along and join us for our Summer Session!

We are running a number of exciting activities on the Carmichael Estate near Lanark.  These sessions are suitable for 5-12 year olds.

We will be introducing our new Loose Parts sessions where children will get the opportunity to build, chop, saw and construct using a wide range of junk materials in our beautiful outdoor woodland setting.

All sessions will be rounded up with fire drinks and snacks and lots of forest school play.

Wild Things is introducing our new payment policy to allow all families to access our workshops.  For those who are able, the payment for each session is £10.  For those working on a low income the payment is £7 and for those who are unemployed or on benefits the payment is £5.  Contact us for further information if you qualify for the concession rate.

Ticket price £10

Clan Carmichael Gathering 2017 Announced

Monday August 21st  to Saturday August 26th 2017   

Following previous gatherings at Carmichael Scotland in 1983, 1986, 1990, 1993, 1996, Roots 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, Homecoming 2009, 2010 and 2014 we are pleased to announce our 2017 gathering.

Background ..Visit Scotland and Event Scotland have announced that 2017 is to be the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology and this has inspired the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to incorporate ‘A Splash of Tartan’ as the theme for their 25 night 2017 production on the castle Esplanade in Edinburgh. To emphasise this theme 25 Chiefs of Scottish Clans and Families have been invited to “host” each of the nights and to have their Clan tartan “splashed” on the castle walls. Carmichael has successfully been awarded the 22nd  event which is at 9pm on Thursday August the 24th 2017.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a sell out event every year with over 225,000 seats and in early 2016 has gone global with events in Melbourne Australia and Wellington New Zealand. In 2018 it will go to the Gulf States and in 2020 to China. It has a TV audience each rear which globally runs to billions.

Apart from the tartan splash, which is effectively liquid lights, the themes for 2017 are major anniversaries for India, Canada and Quebec and the featured senior service is the Royal Navy. Scotland’s King Robert The Bruce had a navy on the west coast 300 years before any others.

To ensure we do our Carmichael night proud on August 24th we need a good turn out of tartan clad clan members and accordingly our gathering in 2017 will start on Monday August 21st with clan members being picked up from either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports, accommodated in clan lands cottages or local hotels and after the usual mix of historic tours and banquets a big day out in Festival city Edinburgh will conclude at the spectacular tattoo. The gathering will disband on Saturday morning August 26th.

As the Tattoo is a total sell out each year the clans are being given an early booking window from November 1st 2016 so you urgently need to start planning to attend now. As we set out to work out our timetable and costs in more detail early indications of numbers likely to attend are needed now (email so we can reserve our clan seats before the deadline. If there is sufficient demand a Highland Tour led again by your Chief and his Lady will follow the gathering in the week starting August 26 2017.

For up to date information on the 11th Clan Carmichael International Gathering please follow the link 

Richard Carmichael of Carmichael

30th Chief of the Name & Arms

26th Baron of the lands of Carmichael

August 19 2016.



Carmichael Country Cottages Autumn Break

Self-catering cottages still available for October and November.  Come and enjoy the countryside and the stunning autumn colours. Take a brisk walk round the estate or climb Tinto Hill for stunning views. Visitors to our garden this week:- hares, pheasants, a robin, rabbits, roe deer, blackbirds, wrens, tits, chaffinches and squirrels. 3 night break in lovely secluded Pond Cottage, sleeps 2, £237, (4 nights £276).  3 nights in Laundry Cottage, sleeps 4, £332,  Eagle Lodge £246.  Inclusive of linen, towels, electricity, logs and coal.


Want a special cut of venison, beef or lamb or just your normal weekly shop – remember that you can order online for collection at any of the Farmers Markets that we attend.  Also to avoid disappointment orders can be placed online for collection at the Farm Shop here at Carmichael, then you can enjoy your drive in the countryside knowing that your order will be waiting for you when you arrive.  Alternatively we can send your order out on an agreed date for you to receive by next day courier delivery.  We look forward to seeing you soon.