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Clan Gathering 2020

The 12th Clan Carmichael International Gathering 

Monday June 29th to Friday July 3rd 2020

The latest in a series of International Carmichael Gatherings – each organised by Chief Richard and his family since 1983 will be held at Carmichael Scotland in late June early July 2020. Previous gatherings have been held at the rate of three a decade and this year’s event will be the third hosted by Chief Richard with son Andrew, supported by Lady Patricia, daughter Sarah and grandsons Fraser & Aidan.

As well as marking the new decade ahead for the Clan the Visit Scotland theme this year will be to celebrate the year of Scotland’s magnificent Coast and Waters. We have created a busy and exciting program that will keep everyone enthralled.

The schedule is subject to change as arrangements become formalised.

 PRE-ARRIVAL DAY SUNDAY JUNE 28TH

(Please note this day is not included in the Gathering pricing) 

  • Church Service Carmichael Parish Church Community and Clan
  • Traditional Sunday Lunch in Carmichael Bistro
  • Afternoon & evening to rest and relax, shop in the Carmichael Clan Shop or climb Tinto Hill

MAIN GATHERING SCHEDULE

Monday June 29th                   Arrival Day     

  • Uplift from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports with deliver to your Clan lands accommodation or hotel
  • Official Opening of Clan Gathering 2020 at the Welcome Dinner

Tuesday June 30th                  “Coasts” Day

  • A celebration of the Carmichaels of Dundee
  • Tour the magnificent coastline of the East Neuk of Fife
  • Visit Scotland’s youngest distillery
  • Dine out in a castle

Wednesday July 1st                 Carmichael Day

  • March to source of the Carmichael name
  • Clan Speeches at Castle Caput of the barony
  • Enjoy a Carmichael Estate Farm Meats BBQ Lunch
  • Participate in the Clan Carmichael Mini Highland Games
  • Dance the night away at Clan Ceilidh and Tartan Ball

 

Thursday July 2nd       “Waters” Day

  • Visit the Falls of Clyde
  • Lunch out and afternoon tour in the West of Scotland
  • Dress up for the Clan Gathering Gala Dinner

Friday July 3rd             Farewell Day

  •  Enjoy your final Carmichael Breakfast Club
  •  Transfers to Edinburgh and Glasgow

Pricing: As with all our previous events the 2020 international gathering is priced fully inclusive of all transportation, meals, entry fees, banquets, tartan balls, taxes at 20%, gratuities and accommodation for all four nights at £690 per person. Children 8 years old and under sharing a Clan lands cottage receive a 1/3 discount – £460 per child. Single cottage supplement £50.  If you would like to stay in a local hotel instead of a Clan lands cottage there is a supplement of £150 per person. Cottage reservations are on a first come first served basis.

If you would like pre-arrival day support please ask.

For those wanting to join the gathering for a lesser period and arrange their own travel and accommodation the cost for attending the Carmichael Day on Wednesday July 1st including BBQ lunch & Ceilidh dinner is £75.

A deposit of £150 per person is due to secure a place at next year’s gathering.  The deposit is non-refundable. You must insure yourself for any possible reason you may have to cancel. The final balance is due April 30th 2020 and this is fully refundable for cancellation by June 1st.  Non-refundable thereafter.

Please follow this link to our secure shopping cart to book you place 

Farmers’ Markets across Scotland (21st Dec)

Our final Farmers’ Markets of 2019 will take on Saturday 21st December in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington. If you would like something special for the festive period please do give us a call on 01899308336 and we would be happy to put what you require aside for you.

Thank you for your amazing support at the markets this year. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at a market near you or in the Farm Shop (ML12 6PF)

Final call for festive meat orders

Please note that the meat mail order option of the website is now closed for 2019. Any meat mail orders received will not be shipped until January 2020. We apologies for any inconvenience caused but our small team now needs to focus on the orders and Farmers’Markets we have in the run up to the end of the year. You can still order for collection at Farmers’ Markets in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington (Sat 21st Dec) and for collection in the Farm Shop (ML12 6PF). Some of the prime cuts are beginning to be in short supply so all orders will be subject to confirmation with our butchers.

Clan Goods can still be ordered and we will send them out immediately but we can no longer guarantee delivery before Christmas.

We wish you all a very happy festive period ahead.

Foraging Walk & Cookery Demonstration with sampling

Foraging Walk & Cookery Demonstration with sampling

Wednesday 11th September 2019

Home of Clan Carmichael, family members will guide you on a foraging walk on the Estate, then head for the kitchens where Scottish Food Guide’s Wendy Barrie and Steve Martin Chef at Carmichael Bistro will cook up the foraged finds along with the estate’s fine venison, beef and lamb produce. Natural heritage cooking – traditions from the past offering delicious healthy meal solutions for the future.

Please contact the Carmichael Estate office on 01899 308336 / 169 for further details and booking or book online

Places are limited and pre booking so essential

Event detail:

Foraging walk  starts at 6pm till 7pm – meet at the Carmichael Visitor Centre Car Park (ML12 6PF) with sturdy footwear and jackets

Cookery demonstration  starts at 7pm till 8:30pm – meet in the Carmichael Bistro (ML12 6PF) at 7pm. Please note this is not a supper but small amounts of  taster samples will be provided.

Event Pricing

  • Forage Walk Only £4
  • Cookery Demo only £8
  • Combined Forage and Demo £10

 

Rice n Spicy Click & Collect

Carmichael Farm Shop is now a Rice n Spicy Click and Collect point.

If you haven’t tried a Rice n Spicy curry or pakora then it is time to give it a go. These delicious Punjab  curries are hand made and use Carmichael Estate meats as their sole red meat supplier. For more information on Rice n Spicy and to order click and collect please go to their website.

 

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2019

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2019

Sunday 21st April – 10am-5pm

An Eggtastic day out for all the family!

  • Join in our Easter Egg Hunt in Bunny Wood – 11am & 2pm
  • Win prizes in the Easter Egg and Spoon Race -12.30pm
  • See the Farm Animals
  • Easter Egg Painting and Spring Crafts in the Tearoom
  • Delicious Healthy Food in the Farm Shop and Tearoom
  • Treasure Hunt & History Quest

Entry for this event is only £3.95 per child, £2.50 per accompanying adult. Limited tickets available on the day – advance booking available.

Please Note: The entry price gives you access to one of the two Easter Egg hunts (adults – remember the eggs are for the kids!!), the Easter Egg painting competition (open all day – judging at 3pm) and the Easter Egg and Spoon Race. It also gives you access to the playground, animals, wax model museum and any other competitions run on the day.

Carmichael Visitor Centre and Farm Shop

Warrenhill Farm, Thankerton, Near Biggar, ML12 6PF:

Carmichael Visitor Centre is on the A73 between Lanark/Biggar.

Tel: 01899308169/336

email: enquiries@carmichael.co.uk

website: www.carmichael.co.uk

Dynamic Handyperson / Housekeeper couple required for busy self catering business, accom provided

We are looking for an enthusiastic couple to help out in our family run  tourism and self-catering business based near Biggar in South Lanarkshire Scotland. Our diversified rural Estate is located just 1 hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow so ideal as a summer touring base on days off. The Estate has 16 self catering holiday cottages, a farm shop and a small meat processing plant which produces meats for the local Farmers Markets.

We are looking for happy, honest individuals with great attitudes and a willingness to be flexible and work to a high standard on a range of different tasks. 

One of the applicants must be willing to dedicate the main part of their working day to housekeeping, cleaning and washing duties in the cottage business and occasionally work in the Farm Shop. The other should have some experience  in maintenance and be willing to solve problems both internal and external in the cottages and other buildings. Both applicants should be willing to get stuck into painting and decorating projects as required. At some points the successful applicants will be able to work together but most of the time they will be either working alone or as part of a small group. 

Carmichael is a great place to live and the positions are an ideal opportunity to become part of a small team for the summer. Accommodation is offered with these exciting summer positions. The advertised positions are seasonal and can start any time after the 1st April 2019 and finish on the 1st October 2019.

Please reply in the first instance with CVs, recent photographs of each candidate, and any other information which you feel may benefit your application.

halloween, scare, events

Halloween Scare Fest, its that spooky time again

Halloween Sunday Scare Fest

At Carmichael Visitor Centre, Farm Shop & Bistro

Sunday 28th October 2018

11am – 4pm

Prepare to be very afraid!!

· Experience our Spooky Wax Model Darkness Tours – prepare for strobe lights, smoke effects and scary frights

· Horrible blindfolded challenges

· Halloween fancy dress competition

· Spooky craft workshop

· Meet our freaky staff

· Scarily good food available all day in the Carmichael Bistro & Farm Shop

£3.50 per child – £2.50 per adult

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2018

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2018

Sunday 1st April – 10am-5pm

An Eggtastic day out for all the family!

  • Join in our Easter Egg Hunt in Bunny Wood – 11am & 2pm
  • Win prizes in the Easter Egg and Spoon Race -12.30pm
  • See the Farm Animals
  • Easter Egg Painting and Spring Crafts in the Tearoom
  • Delicious Healthy Food in the Farm Shop and Tearoom
  • Treasure Hunt & History Quest

Entry for this event is only £3.95 per child, £2.50 per accompanying adult. Limited tickets available on the day – advance booking available.

Please Note: The entry price gives you access to one of the two Easter Egg hunts (adults – remember the eggs are for the kids!!), the Easter Egg painting competition (open all day – judging at 3pm) and the Easter Egg and Spoon Race. It also gives you access to the adventure playground, animals, wax model museum and any other competitions run on the day. Adult entry includes a free cup of tea or coffee in the tearoom.

Carmichael Visitor Centre and Farm Shop

Warrenhill Farm, Thankerton, Near Biggar, ML12 6PF:

Carmichael Visitor Centre is on the A73 between Lanark/Biggar.

Tel: 01899308169/336

email: enquiries@carmichael.co.uk

website: www.carmichael.co.uk