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What's on in 2017

Easter Trail Fri 14th – Mon 17th April
Our little lambs have escaped and are hiding in the buildings around the museum. Find them all and collect your chocolate prize! (Small charge applies for activity)

Macfarlane’s Company – Weds 19th April
Come and meet the Macfarlane’s Company – a visiting group of re-enactors inhabiting the Township for one day only! (No entry charge – donations welcome)

Methilhill Community Pipe Band – Mon 1 May, from 11am

Methilhill Community Pipe Band is a local community band who play out of the sheer love and enjoyment for the Scottish bagpipes and highland drums. They will be visiting the museum on the 1 May and giving us a performance as part of their visit. For more details on the band, visit their facebook page.

“All the fun of the fair” – Festival of Museums – Sun 21 May
Fun for all the family at our 1950’s inspired fairground – to celebrate the opening of our newest building, Lochanhully House.

Vintage Day – Sun 28 May
Vintage cars, motorbikes, buses, stationary engines, tractors, auto jumble, BBQ, craft fair, fun for all – now in its fifth year!! Click here for more Vintage Day information

Heritage in Action Days – 6, 13, 20 & 27 July, 3 & 10 Aug
Heritage in Action Days offer you the chance to see and take part in a wide range of activities. There will be demonstrations across the site of traditional skills including rope making, highland heavyweight, spinning and weaving, basket making, waulking the cloth and lots more!! Click here for more details.

Jacobite and Redcoat Re-enactment Weekend – Sat 15 & Sun 16th July
It is 1746 and the last Jacobite Rising has ended in a disaster at Culloden. The survivors have scattered and the Prince has taken to the heather. Redcoat soldiers are closing in on the fugitives, in search of the most valuable prize of all: the capture of the Bonnie Prince himself! Come and enjoy a weekend of skirmishes and intrigue and even meet Bonnie Prince Charlie, as Jacobite meets Redcoat.

Live music: Strathfleet Buttons and Bows – 29th July

Come and enjoy Strathfleet Buttons and Bows, a beginners/intermediate group where the ages range from 9 – 84!!  They consist of fiddle, accordion,( button key and piano key), double base, guitar, tin whistle and drums and will be playing between 12.00 and 12.30pm.

Cairngorms Ceilidh Trail – 31st July

The Cairngorms Cèilidh Trail is one of nine Cèilidh Trails organised by local Fèisean under the umbrella of Fèisean nan Gàidheal. Now in its eleventh year, the trail offers training and performance opportunities to musicians aged 16 to 22yrs. Some of them may be considering a career in traditional music and the tour gives them a supported taste of life on the road at the same time as sharing their skills and enthusiasm with a wide audience. Performances will be between 12.30 and 3.00pm

Leatherworking in the Township – 1st – 3rd Aug
Leatherworker Tod Booth will be working with leather in the township. Click here for more details.

Forest Fest – Sat 12 & Sun 13 Aug

Enjoy a weekend of traditional skills, including tree felling using axes and hand saws, chainsaw carving and timber extraction by heavy horse, click here for more details. Event run in conjunction with the Woodland Trust.

Outlander Day – Sat 26th August
Come and follow in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire to step back in time to the 18th century in our Township, a must for Outlander fans.

Highland Folk Museum Annual Seminar – Weds 27th Oct

We are hosting our third annual one-day seminar in honour of our inspirational and pioneering founder Dr Isabel F Grant (1887-1983). Our speakers will look at many pioneering women from the early 1900s including the suffragette movement, the influence of forward looking women in the development of the Mod and early women photographers. Join us for an informative and enjoyable day.

You can find see the full programme and find out more here