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Each year we offer a new events programme designed to stimulate interest from local residents as well as visitors, and to broaden the use of the Crannog, which provides an excellent venue for a wide range of activities under the banner of education and cultural tourism. The events are linked or inspired by ancient traditions, or based on discoveries underwater during crannog investigations in Loch Tay. They include experimental archaeology projects, music, ancient technologies, and traditional crafts.

Our 20th anniversary celebratory programme for 2017 recognises the importance of our unique Crannog collection discovered during our underwater research. Each month we will feature at least one artefact in recognition of the skills of our Iron Age ancestors. Ultimately, as we expand and funding permitting, we will be able to display the majority of the collection at the Scottish Crannog Centre.

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Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Sunday 16th April 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm

Help us kick-start our 20th anniversary year by joining us to celebrate Easter with pancakes cooked over an open fire; make your own bread rolls to be baked in our clay ovens and churn your own butter to spread on them. Hands-on fun and learning all in one go!

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
WOODEN COLANDER WITH BUTTER REMAINS AND SPELT WHEAT GRAINS

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Beltane Celebration

Sunday 30th April 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm

Beltane is one of the most important dates in the Celtic calendar. Join us for this very special day of storytelling, ceremonial fire, garland-making and skills demonstrations.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
WOODEN TAPERS (FIR CANDLES)

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Iron Age Ingenuity

Sunday 28th May 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm

Ancient crafts and technologies are showcased at this extraordinary day. Find out more about amazing ancient skills of bronze-casting and much, much more.

ARTEFACT OF MONTH:
BASKET FRAGMENT.

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Midsummer Music Evening

Wednesday 21st June 2017
Evening event

Celebrate Midsummer listening to traditional Scottish music while sitting around a log fire in the magical and evocative atmosphere of the Crannog Roundhouse - booking essential.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
WOODEN WHISTLE

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Iron Age Gourmet Day

Thursday 20th July 2017
10.30am - 4.30pm

Our Iron Age Gourmet day is one of our most popular events of the year. Totally unique and inspired by discoveries at the 2,500 year old Oakbank Crannog, you won't find a menu like this anywhere else. Come sample tasty, nutritious and healthy foods prepared and cooked as our ancestors did.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
COOKING POT

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The Celts are Coming!

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017 10.30 - 4.30 p.m.
10.30am – 4.30pm

Join us on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August to celebrate our 20th anniversary, the amazing discoveries and continuing research into an area of history with so much more to discover.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
SWANS NECK PIN

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Summer Harvest Festival 2017

Sunday 27th August 2017
10.30am – 4.30pm

Try ancient ploughing, sow seeds, learn about prehistoric farming, make herb garlands and bake your own harvest rolls in our Iron Age clay ovens. Activities also include making floral crowns, threshing and grinding grain and trying out ancient-style hand ploughs.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
FOOT PLOUGH

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Ways With Wood: The Turnery Prize!

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September
10.30am - 4.30pm

Wood-turning and carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country plus opportunity to purchase some of their products! Will you become a chip off the ol' block? Join us for an exciting and artistic day celebrating Scottish native woods and Iron Age-inspired talent.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
ROUND CUT-OFF OR 'WASTER' AND A WOODEN STAVE

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Fun with Fruit and Fungi

Sunday 15th October 2017
10.30am – 4.30pm

Join us for a celebration of seasonal fare including tasters of fungi, hazelnuts, soups and stews representing the kind of foods abundant on the shores of Loch Tay during the autumn months. Bring a container for juice you may press from our windfall apples

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
HAZELNUTS AND BRACKET FUNGI

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Spooks and Sacrifice - Celtic Samhain

Tuesday 31st October 2017
7pm – 9pm Evening event

Come in ‘guise and bring a jack-o-lantern to light your way into the spirit world. Samhain at the Crannog is a unique experience and sees visitors travelling from far and wide to attend; many of them year after year so don’t miss out! Booking Essential.

ARTEFACT OF THE MONTH:
QUARTZ BARBED AND TANGED ARROWHEAD

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