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Upcoming events

Family Foraging Walk

*****PLEASE NOTE THAT FORAGING FORTNIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*******

Due to the current health situation, Foraging Fortnight has been postponed and will now run from 29th August until 13th September. We will post updated dates shortly.
Thank you for your understanding. 

As part of Foraging Fortnight, come along to this Family Foraging walk of 2.5 hours on Sat 9th May – 10am-12.30pm. It’s great for children to learn about plants and the many edibles out there, so this is a chance for the whole family to get involved and become familiar with tasty edibles. We will go on a foraging walk through the Carmichael Estate to look for Springs treats. We will identify flowers, plants, some trees and discuss their medicinal and culinary uses and taste some along the way.

Plants gathered on foraging walk

 

 

This an Introduction to Foraging walk, and is suitable for children age 6+ only please (5yo may be ok but you know your child, if you think they will be able to get involved. Babes in arms/ sling should be fine). This is purely because 1-5 yos can get easily distracted on these kind of walks and parents can miss out on valuable information, especially related to important safety issues (it has happened before!)

 

Common Plantain

 

Please ensure to bring waterproofs (just in case!) and wear suitable sturdy footwear.
Booking is essential.

 

 

 

 

Terri foraging with helpers!

 

To book your place, please email Terri on terricarmichael@hotmail.co.uk

Once your booking is confirmed, further information and meeting place will be sent out.

 

We are also running a Foraging Walk and Cookery Demonstration on Wednesday 13th May. If you would like more info please go to https://carmichael.co.uk/wild-tastes-at-carmichael-estate-2020/

Wild Tastes at Carmichael Estate 2020

*****PLEASE NOTE THAT FORAGING FORTNIGHT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*******

Due to the current health situation, Foraging Fortnight has been postponed and will now run from 29th August until 13th September. We will post updated dates shortly.
Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Foraging Walk & Cookery Demonstration with sampling

Wednesday 13th May 

This is an Introduction to Foraging walk as part of Foraging Fortnight and is suitable for those will little or no experience. We will go on a guided 2 hour walk to forage for plants, some to take back and cook in the cookery demo after and additional plants / trees we find along the way. We will then head for the kitchens where Wendy Barrie of the Scottish Food Guide and Steve Martin, chef at Carmichael Bistro, will cook up a light supper of taster samples from the foraged finds along with the Estate’s fine venison, beef and lamb produce.

BOOK HERE via our secure site by clicking on this link 

or from the Farm Shop on 01899 308169. There is a combined ticket available if you would like to come to both the Foraging Walk and the Cookery Demo after.

Please ensure to bring waterproofs (just in case!) and wear suitable sturdy footwear.

Places are limited and prebooking is essential

Event detail: 

Foraging walk  starts at 5pm till 7pm – meet at the Carmichael Visitor Centre Car Park (ML12 6PF) with sturdy footwear and jackets

Cookery demonstration  starts at 7pm till 8:30pm – meet in the Carmichael Bistro (ML12 6PF) at 7pm. Please note this is not a meal but small amounts of  taster samples will be provided.

Event Pricing 

  • Forage Walk Only £8pp
  • Cookery Demo only £10pp
  • Combined Forage and Demo £15pp

BOOK HERE via our secure site by clicking on this link 

We are also having a Family Foraging Walk on Sat 9th May. For more info go to;
https://carmichael.co.uk/family-foraging-walk/

Farmers’ Markets across Scotland (21st Dec)

Our final Farmers’ Markets of 2019 will take on Saturday 21st December in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington. If you would like something special for the festive period please do give us a call on 01899308336 and we would be happy to put what you require aside for you.

Thank you for your amazing support at the markets this year. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at a market near you or in the Farm Shop (ML12 6PF)

Foraging Walk & Cookery Demonstration with sampling

Foraging Walk & Cookery Demonstration with sampling

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Home of Clan Carmichael, family members will guide you on a foraging walk on the Estate, then head for the kitchens where Scottish Food Guide’s Wendy Barrie and Steve Martin Chef at Carmichael Bistro will cook up the foraged finds along with the estate’s fine venison, beef and lamb produce. Natural heritage cooking – traditions from the past offering delicious healthy meal solutions for the future.

Please contact the Carmichael Estate office on 01899 308336 / 169 for further details and booking or book online

Places are limited and pre booking so essential

Event detail:

Foraging walk  starts at 6pm till 7pm – meet at the Carmichael Visitor Centre Car Park (ML12 6PF) with sturdy footwear and jackets

Cookery demonstration  starts at 7pm till 8:30pm – meet in the Carmichael Bistro (ML12 6PF) at 7pm. Please note this is not a supper but small amounts of  taster samples will be provided.

Event Pricing

  • Forage Walk Only £4
  • Cookery Demo only £8
  • Combined Forage and Demo £10

 

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2019

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2019

Sunday 21st April – 10am-5pm

An Eggtastic day out for all the family!

  • Join in our Easter Egg Hunt in Bunny Wood – 11am & 2pm
  • Win prizes in the Easter Egg and Spoon Race -12.30pm
  • See the Farm Animals
  • Easter Egg Painting and Spring Crafts in the Tearoom
  • Delicious Healthy Food in the Farm Shop and Tearoom
  • Treasure Hunt & History Quest

Entry for this event is only £3.95 per child, £2.50 per accompanying adult. Limited tickets available on the day – advance booking available.

Please Note: The entry price gives you access to one of the two Easter Egg hunts (adults – remember the eggs are for the kids!!), the Easter Egg painting competition (open all day – judging at 3pm) and the Easter Egg and Spoon Race. It also gives you access to the playground, animals, wax model museum and any other competitions run on the day.

Carmichael Visitor Centre and Farm Shop

Warrenhill Farm, Thankerton, Near Biggar, ML12 6PF:

Carmichael Visitor Centre is on the A73 between Lanark/Biggar.

Tel: 01899308169/336

email: enquiries@carmichael.co.uk

website: www.carmichael.co.uk

halloween, scare, events

Halloween Scare Fest, its that spooky time again

Halloween Sunday Scare Fest

At Carmichael Visitor Centre, Farm Shop & Bistro

Sunday 28th October 2018

11am – 4pm

Prepare to be very afraid!!

· Experience our Spooky Wax Model Darkness Tours – prepare for strobe lights, smoke effects and scary frights

· Horrible blindfolded challenges

· Halloween fancy dress competition

· Spooky craft workshop

· Meet our freaky staff

· Scarily good food available all day in the Carmichael Bistro & Farm Shop

£3.50 per child – £2.50 per adult

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2018

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2018

Sunday 1st April – 10am-5pm

An Eggtastic day out for all the family!

  • Join in our Easter Egg Hunt in Bunny Wood – 11am & 2pm
  • Win prizes in the Easter Egg and Spoon Race -12.30pm
  • See the Farm Animals
  • Easter Egg Painting and Spring Crafts in the Tearoom
  • Delicious Healthy Food in the Farm Shop and Tearoom
  • Treasure Hunt & History Quest

Entry for this event is only £3.95 per child, £2.50 per accompanying adult. Limited tickets available on the day – advance booking available.

Please Note: The entry price gives you access to one of the two Easter Egg hunts (adults – remember the eggs are for the kids!!), the Easter Egg painting competition (open all day – judging at 3pm) and the Easter Egg and Spoon Race. It also gives you access to the adventure playground, animals, wax model museum and any other competitions run on the day. Adult entry includes a free cup of tea or coffee in the tearoom.

Carmichael Visitor Centre and Farm Shop

Warrenhill Farm, Thankerton, Near Biggar, ML12 6PF:

Carmichael Visitor Centre is on the A73 between Lanark/Biggar.

Tel: 01899308169/336

email: enquiries@carmichael.co.uk

website: www.carmichael.co.uk

Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2017

Sunday 16th April – 10am-5pm

An Eggtastic day out for all the family!

  • Join in our Easter Egg Hunt in Bunny Wood – 11am & 2pm
  • Win prizes in the Easter Egg and Spoon Race -12.30pm
  • See the Farm Animals
  • Easter Egg Painting and Spring Crafts in the Tearoom
  • Delicious Healthy Food in the Farm Shop and Tearoom
  • Treasure Hunt & History Quest

Entry for this event is only £3.95 per child, £2.50 per accompanying adult. Limited tickets available on the day – advance booking available.

Please Note: The entry price gives you access to one of the two Easter Egg hunts (adults – remember the eggs are for the kids!!), the Easter Egg painting competition (open all day – judging at 3pm) and the Easter Egg and Spoon Race. It also gives you access to the adventure playground, animals, wax model museum and any other competitions run on the day. Adult entry includes a free cup of tea or coffee in the tearoom.

Carmichael Visitor Centre and Farm Shop

Warrenhill Farm, Thankerton, Near Biggar, ML12 6PF:

Carmichael Visitor Centre is on the A73 between Lanark/Biggar.

Tel: 01899308169/336

email: enquiries@carmichael.co.uk

website: www.carmichael.co.uk

Clan Carmichael International Gathering 2017

August 21 to August 26 2017

The latest in a series of International Carmichael Gatherings – each organised by Chief Richard and his family since 1983 – will be held at Carmichael Scotland in August 2017.

The theme this year will be Scotland’s year of History, Heritage & Archaeology and the Gathering will be centred around a spectacular ‘Splash of Tartan’ event at Edinburgh Castle on August 24th which is taking place as part of the Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival. On the evening of August 24th, 50 fully tartan-clad Clan members are invited to join your Chief, as his retinue, with banners, pipers and honour guard on the march into the stadium, to be greeted by the Pipe Major. It has been suggested that the middle person in imagesthe honour guard should carry a broken spear. Your Chief will toast the Tattoo with the Pipe Major from the ceremonial quaich and we will all then join our fellow Carmichael guests and find our seats throughout the stadium. If you would like to be considered for this retinue, please tick the relevant box on the booking form when it is sent to you. Preference will be given to regular Clan gatherers with full tartan gear and the final selection, if over subscribed, rests with your Chief.

The Gathering idownload (6)n 2017 will also visit some incredible Scottish historic sites and take in the spectacular history and heritage that we have on offer. We will be boarding boats on the Firth of Forth, trying our hand at tossing the caber in the Mini Highland Games, whirling our families through sets of Scottish reels and eating first class Scottish produce! Combined with the Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival, this will be an incredible once in a lifetime experience and a clan moment to rival Homecoming 2009 and Bannockburn 2014. We are looking forward to it very much and we warmly invite you to join us for the festivities in 2017.

 

Gathering Schedule 2017

MONDAY August 21  

  • am / pm   Airport Collections
  • eve           Clan Gathering Welcome dinner

TUESDAY August 22

  • am            Explore the Firth of Forth, South Queensferry and Inschcolm Island whilst aboard the Maid of the Forth. See puffins, seals, islands, history and 3 beautiful bridges

WEDNESDAY August 23

  • am           Clan lands march / mini highland games
  • pm           Carmichael Day BBQ, Scottish heritage demonstrations / activities
  • eve          Clan Ceilidh &Tartan Ball

THURSDAY August 24

  • am / pm Edinburgh International Fringe Festival
  • eve          Group dinner on the Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • 9pm         A Splash of Tartan – Edinburgh Military Tattoo

FRIDAY August 25

SATURDAY August 26

  • am           Highland Tour Departs for Oban
  • am / pm  Gatherers Depart

 

How much does it cost?

As with all our previous events the 2017 international gathering is priced fuldownload (7)ly inclusive of all transportation, meals, entry fees, tickets, banquets, tartan balls, taxes at 20 %, gratuities and accommodation for all five nights at £790 per person. Children under 16 sharing a Clan lands cottage 50%  discount.  Local hotel instead of Clan lands cottage supplement £175. Cottage reservations first come first serve.

Standard seated tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Clan Carmichael tartan night will be reserved for Clan members who are attending the gathering and book prior to the 1st March. For bookings received after the 1st March we will not be able to guarantee a seat at this popular international event.  The price of a standard seat at the Tattoo is included in the gathering price. However, there are various levels of seat selection available so there is an option to upgrade at the time of placing your gathering deposit. We will endeavor to secure the upgraded tickets but can not guarantee their availability. Seats will be spread throughout the stands on the north side of the castle esplanade in areas 1,3,5,7 & 8 so we will not all be able to sit together in one group.

Seating Plan 2017 Tattoo

For those wanting to join the gathering for a lesser period and arrange their own travel and accommodation the cost for attending the Carmichael Day BBQ lunch on Wednesday August 23 is £30 or £100 including the ceilidh and dinner. If you book this option and pay in advance now we will still be able to secure tickets for you at cost price (£31-£125) to the Tattoo on the 24th August as long as some of our clan allocation of 150 seats remain available.

Full gathering deposit to secure a place £150 per person due now.  Deposit non refundable. You must insure yourself for any possible reason you may have to cancel. Balance due June 30 2017 fully refundable for cancellation by July 31. Regret non refundable thereafter.

How to book?

To book please go to the Clan gathering please for the the link to place your deposit. Once we have received your deposit we will email you a full booking form for further details.

There are two specially created products in the shopping cart which can be accessed from the link on the Clan Gathering 2017 page or by selecting ‘Buy Now’ on the home page and looking for Clan Gathering 2017.

Clan Gathering 2017 deposits 

  • Clan Gathering deposit including Tattoo seat (Area 1) – £150
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Tattoo Seat (Area 3) – £150 + £12 ticket premium = £162
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Premier Tattoo seat (Area 5) – £150 + £17 ticket premium = £167
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Tattoo Seat (Area 7 & 8) – £150 + £39 ticket premium = £189
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Premier Tattoo Seat (Area  8) – £150 + £94 ticket premium =£244

Edinburgh Tattoo Seating Plan

Please click here for further information on the Chief’s Highland Tour