Guild and National Events For Your Diary

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

Sadly we have had to suspend our Guild events until further notice, following government guidance on controlling the coronavirus ourbreak.

To book for one of our Guild events, please download the booking form and send it to our Treasurer with your payment. Alternatively you can pay by BACS. Details are on the booking form, but you do not need to send it in if you pay this way.

Our meetings are generally held at Strathpeffer Community Centre on the second Saturday of the month from September through to May or June. The cost for open days is £7 for members and £10 for non members; workshops are generally £20 for members and £35 for non members. Variations from this should be stated in the event details.

Regular events organised by members, usually beginning in September…

Castletown Spinning Group

First Sunday of each month: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Britannia Hall, Dunnet.

Third Wednesday of each month: 7pm – 9pm
Britannia Hall, Dunnet.

Achmore Spinning Group

Achmore Hall – third Friday of each month from April-September

Orkney: West Mainland Spinning Group

First Saturday of each month:
Appies Arty Yarns, Sandwick
£5 per day, includes lunch.

Stratherrick Spinning Group

We generally meet in Stratherrick Hall, Gorthleck every Thursday evening from 7.15 pm (but see below for winter arrangements). No charge and refreshments provided. Beginners welcome.

Please contact Glenda Baily 01456 486507 beforehand particularly if planning to attend between January and March as some meetings will be held on a Friday afternoon.

Nairn Spinning Group

Currently suspended until further notice.

We meet on the second and last Monday of the month from September to Easter at Nairn Community Centre from 7-9pm

Contact Stephanie Hoyle:; 01463 793948

East Sutherland and Easter Ross Spinning

In 2016 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 j.c.mackay(at) I can add them to my mailing list.
Janet Mackay

Alves Sunday Spinners

We meet in Alves village hall on a Sunday from 1-3pm, usually fortnightly. Our Facebook page is Alves Sunday Spinners, or email me: jane_divers(at) to check dates. We ask for a small donation to cover the hire of the hall, no charge for tea and coffee. Next meetings: 10 and 24 February 2019.

Open Studio – Gill Challis

Gill hosts open studio days most Thursdays from 10.30 to about 4.00, at Littlemill, just outside Nairn. Members are invited to “bring a wheel, project or just come to play with my toys”. It’s quite informal, and beginners are always welcome. Occasionally the Thursday group has to be cancelled so if you haven’t been before, please email Gill beforehand at: info(at)

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.