Guild and National Events For Your Diary

(Not all these Events are organised by the Guild, though we may be participating)

Regular events organised by members, usually beginning in September…

Castletown Spinning Group

First Sunday of each month:
Sunday 1st October 2017 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 5th November 2017 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Sunday 3rd December 2017 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Britannia Hall, Dunnet.

Third Wednesday of each month:
Wednesday 20th September 2017 7pm – 9pm
Wednesday 18th October 2017 7pm – 9pm
Wednesday 15th November 2017 7pm – 9pm
Wednesday 20th December 2017 7pm – 9pm
Britannia Hall, Dunnet.

Achmore Spinning Group

Achmore Spinning Group
Third FRIDAY of each month:
Tuesday 15th September 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm
Tuesday 20th October 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm
Tuesday 17th November 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm
Tuesday 15th December 2017 7.30 – 9.30pm

Achmore Hall

Orkney: West Mainland Spinning Group

First Saturday of each month:

Appies Arty Yarns, Sandwick

£5 per day, includes lunch.

Stratherrick Spinning Group

A new spinning group has been formed
and meets in Stratherrick Hall,
Gorthleck every Thursday evening from
7.15 pm. All are welcome.

Nairn Spinning Group

We meet on the second and last Monday of
the month from September to Easter at
Nairn Community Centre.
Monday 25th September 2017
Monday 2nd October 2017
Monday 30th October 2017
Monday 6th November 2017
Monday 27th November 2017
Monday 4th December 2017
Contact Stephanie Hoyle:; 01463 793948

East Sutherland and Easter Ross Spinning

Last year 2016/17 we successfully
relaunched a spinning group in east
Sutherland and Ross. We meet on the first
Tuesday morning in the month at members’
houses from October to June. We spin,
exchange ideas, sometimes do some dyeing,
and even buy eggs and meat in season.
Usually I send out a reminder email to
everyone. Our area stretches from
Portmahomack to Dornoch and up the Kyle
of Sutherland to Culrain. If there is anyone
else in the area or outwith who would like to
join us or come along occasionally if they
would let me know at I can add them
to my mailing list.
This Autumn our first meeting will be on the
first Tuesday in October.
Janet Mackay
First Tuesday morning of each month:
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Tuesday 5th December 2017

Open Studio – Gill Challis

Gill regularly hosts open studio days and is keen for members to ‘bring a wheel, project or just come to play with my toys’.

NEW: Now every Thursday from 10.30am for experiments with textiles or a spinning circle from 1pm – 4pm.  All are welcome. In addition there will be an Open Studio once on one Sunday each month.

Other Events

Local events

In the summer months small groups of members demonstrate their skills at some of the agricultural shows and craft fairs. Members also take part in local craft events at other times of year.

Summer Shows

Guild members are generally involved in demonstrating at local summer shows.

National Events

There are a number of national events which may be of interest to Guild members, which we will try to list here. If you know of any Events that would interest our members please do let us know and we’ll add to our calendar.