FULLY BOOKED Skep Making Workshop, 11th November

FULLY BOOKED Skep Making Workshop, 11th November




This workshop covers making Beekeeper’s skeps and other coiled baskets. You will learn how to find and prepare materials, how to start, how to introduce new binding material, how to shape the basket or skep and how to finish off. All materials and tools will be provided. We will use wheat straw and rattan cane and locally foraged materials such as dock and bramble. The event is suitable for anyone interested in learning about this simple but sophisticated traditional craft. You may not finish a full-sized skep on the day, but attractive simple open baskets may very well be completed. The workshop will be run by David and Bron Wright. They have kept bees for 20 years and started making skeps five years ago.

Saturday 11th November 2017, 10am – 4pm


Booking is essential as places are limited. Please book via Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/skep-making-workshop-tickets-38865514801

On booking a place please also fill in Tay Landscape Partnership Volunteer/Training form, accessible in the following link:



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Young people under 18 years are to be accompanied by an adult.

Where is the event?

Forestry Commission Learning Centre on Kinnoull Hill, near the Jubilee carpark.

What are my transport & parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking available at the Jubilee carpark.

Follow link for transport and parking details: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/kinnoull-hill

What should I bring into the event?

Refreshments will be provided however, please bring your own lunch.

Wear warm clothing

Tay Landscape Partnership Fruit Festival, Perth.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions

Please contact Tay Landscape Partnership, Learning & Interpretation Project Officer Ruth Bowbeer: rmbowbeer@pkht.gov.uk

Photograph Copyright George Logan/PKHT

Event Booking Link

Event Location

Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park



Event Related Files

The Tay Landscape Partnership Area

The Tay Landscape stretches from Newburgh on the south side of the Tay Estuary around to Perth and along the Carse to Dundee.

The project, a £2.6 million initiative is principally funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable locals and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.