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Details of some of the Attractions at this Year's Show 2016

The Puppet Horse  

“The puppet horse was created out of recycled materials such as steel, willow, old car seats and bikes. It was inspired by the Handspring puppet company in South Africa who produce them for the National Theatre, London for their production of War Horse.

We have taken our horse in a different direction as it sometimes wears a horn becoming a unicorn.

 A big part of the puppet is made from plywood & willow for durability, strength & flexibility & we were careful to keep the weight down as much as possible. The mane & tail are made from vintage lace & the fabric covering is Calico sealed with lacquer.  Every part of the horse is hung from a metal frame & the puppeteers are harnessed inside where they work the legs amongst other things. The neck & head are controlled by one or two other puppeteers & it is the skill of the combined team effort that brings the puppet alive.

The build team was lead by Greg Dobson & comprises of Hannah Myers, Caitlin & Eilish Turnbull. We are currently working on other puppet projects that utilise recycling, Theatre & fantasy & we are always available to discuss further ideas on a similar line.”

For more Information Contact Greg Dobson dobson.harris@virgin.net

 

Isle of Skye Youth Pipe Band

We are very excited to welcome back the Isle of Skye Youth Pipe Band.  They have taken part this year in the annual Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships, the world’s largest schools piping competition — with more than 700 students of piping and drumming competing.  The Isle of Skye Youth Band took first place in the Novice Debut Grade competition.  Players begin by learning the chanter from Age 7/8 and begin on the Pipes when they are in High School.

 For more information please contact: Ian Ruraidh Finlayson email irfinlayson@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Free Pony Rides from 13:30 – 15:30

Ponies and Staff from The Skye Trekking Centre will be offering Free Pony Rides again this year and a chance to meet some of their ponies. 

skyetrekking@btconnect.com

01470582419 (9am - 5pm Mon-Sat) ww.theisleofskyetrekkingcentre.co.uk

 

The Dunvegan Show Exhibition of The First World War and it’s impact on the Isle of Skye

The Great War had a significant effect on crofting in the Highlands and Islands. So many of the young men were away on active service that the croft work had to be done by those left behind the women, older men and the very young.

Come and see the Exhibition which tells the stories of some of these men from the Dunvegan area who served during the Great War.  It also looks at life on the Isle of Skye in the years just before and during the Great War.

This exhibition is a work in progress and has been researched by Dunvegan Show Committee Member Neil Beaton of Struan.  He has visited the sites of many of the battles of the Great War including the Somme which began on 1st July 1916 and continued until November of that year.

 

Skye Trekking Centre - Free Pony Rides
Photo by Greg Dobson
Isle of Skye Youth Pipe Band