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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

Easter Eggstravaganza 2017

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2017

Sunday 16th 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

Clan Carmichael International Gathering 2017

August 21 to August 26 2017

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 August 2017.

The theme this year will be Scotland’s year of History, Heritage & Archaeology and the Gathering will be centred around a spectacular ‘Splash of Tartan’ event at Edinburgh Castle on August 24th which is taking place as part of the Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival. On the evening of August 24th, 50 fully tartan-clad Clan members are invited to join your Chief, as his retinue, with banners, pipers and honour guard on the march into the stadium, to be greeted by the Pipe Major. It has been suggested that the middle person in imagesthe honour guard should carry a broken spear. Your Chief will toast the Tattoo with the Pipe Major from the ceremonial quaich and we will all then join our fellow Carmichael guests and find our seats throughout the stadium. If you would like to be considered for this retinue, please tick the relevant box on the booking form when it is sent to you. Preference will be given to regular Clan gatherers with full tartan gear and the final selection, if over subscribed, rests with your Chief.

The Gathering idownload (6)n 2017 will also visit some incredible Scottish historic sites and take in the spectacular history and heritage that we have on offer. We will be boarding boats on the Firth of Forth, trying our hand at tossing the caber in the Mini Highland Games, whirling our families through sets of Scottish reels and eating first class Scottish produce! Combined with the Military Tattoo and Edinburgh Festival, this will be an incredible once in a lifetime experience and a clan moment to rival Homecoming 2009 and Bannockburn 2014. We are looking forward to it very much and we warmly invite you to join us for the festivities in 2017.

 

Gathering Schedule 2017

MONDAY August 21  

  • am / pm   Airport Collections
  • eve           Clan Gathering Welcome dinner

TUESDAY August 22

  • am            Explore the Firth of Forth, South Queensferry and Inschcolm Island whilst aboard the Maid of the Forth. See puffins, seals, islands, history and 3 beautiful bridges

WEDNESDAY August 23

  • am           Clan lands march / mini highland games
  • pm           Carmichael Day BBQ, Scottish heritage demonstrations / activities
  • eve          Clan Ceilidh &Tartan Ball

THURSDAY August 24

  • am / pm Edinburgh International Fringe Festival
  • eve          Group dinner on the Royal Mile Edinburgh
  • 9pm         A Splash of Tartan – Edinburgh Military Tattoo

FRIDAY August 25

SATURDAY August 26

  • am           Highland Tour Departs for Oban
  • am / pm  Gatherers Depart

 

How much does it cost?

As with all our previous events the 2017 international gathering is priced fuldownload (7)ly inclusive of all transportation, meals, entry fees, tickets, banquets, tartan balls, taxes at 20 %, gratuities and accommodation for all five nights at £790 per person. Children under 16 sharing a Clan lands cottage 50%  discount.  Local hotel instead of Clan lands cottage supplement £175. Cottage reservations first come first serve.

Standard seated tickets for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Clan Carmichael tartan night will be reserved for Clan members who are attending the gathering and book prior to the 1st March. For bookings received after the 1st March we will not be able to guarantee a seat at this popular international event.  The price of a standard seat at the Tattoo is included in the gathering price. However, there are various levels of seat selection available so there is an option to upgrade at the time of placing your gathering deposit. We will endeavor to secure the upgraded tickets but can not guarantee their availability. Seats will be spread throughout the stands on the north side of the castle esplanade in areas 1,3,5,7 & 8 so we will not all be able to sit together in one group.

Seating Plan 2017 Tattoo

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 BBQ lunch on Wednesday August 23 is £30 or £100 including the ceilidh and dinner. If you book this option and pay in advance now we will still be able to secure tickets for you at cost price (£31-£125) to the Tattoo on the 24th August as long as some of our clan allocation of 150 seats remain available.

Full gathering deposit to secure a place £150 per person due now.  Deposit non refundable. You must insure yourself for any possible reason you may have to cancel. Balance due June 30 2017 fully refundable for cancellation by July 31. Regret non refundable thereafter.

How to book?

To book please go to the Clan gathering please for the the link to place your deposit. Once we have received your deposit we will email you a full booking form for further details.

There are two specially created products in the shopping cart which can be accessed from the link on the Clan Gathering 2017 page or by selecting ‘Buy Now’ on the home page and looking for Clan Gathering 2017.

Clan Gathering 2017 deposits 

  • Clan Gathering deposit including Tattoo seat (Area 1) – £150
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Tattoo Seat (Area 3) – £150 + £12 ticket premium = £162
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Premier Tattoo seat (Area 5) – £150 + £17 ticket premium = £167
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Tattoo Seat (Area 7 & 8) – £150 + £39 ticket premium = £189
  • Clan Gathering deposit including Premier Tattoo Seat (Area  8) – £150 + £94 ticket premium =£244

Edinburgh Tattoo Seating Plan

Please click here for further information on the Chief’s Highland Tour

 

Fruit Day @ Overton Farm this weekend

Carmichael Estate Farm Meats will be at Overton Farm in the Clyde Valley for Fruit Day this Saturday 1st October. The day is a celebration of our local orchards, fruit and local food and we will have farmers’ market stall selling our venison, beef and lamb. If you would like to pre-order anything for collection at the market please follow the link and order through the website or  call the office on 01899308336.

Clyde Valley Fruit Day is a celebration of the fruit growing tradition in our area, along with the market goodies visitors can watch chef demonstrations, wood carving, apple pressing, live music and gain interesting information about the Valley’s heritage. It’s a fun filled day for all.

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Easter Eggstravaganza 2016

Carmichael Visitor Centre & Farm Shop – Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2016

Sunday 27th March – 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, explore the Adventure Playground
  • Easter Egg Painting 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.

Adult Entry includes a free cup of tea or coffee in the tearoom.

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 to access to the adventure 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

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Carmichael Visitor Centre & Farm Shop – Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza 2015

Sunday 5th 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, explore the Adventure Playground
  • Easter Egg Painting 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.

Adult Entry includes a free cup of tea or coffee in the tearoom.

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 to access to the adventure 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: easter@carmichael.co.uk

website: www.carmichael.co.uk

A drawing of a clan carmichael broken spear crest

Clan Carmichael Gathering 26 June – 2 July 2014

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 and early July 2014. Previous gatherings have been held at the rate of three a decade and this year’s event will be the second hosted by Chief Richard with son Andrew and grandsons Fraser & Aidan in support.

The theme this year will be to celebrate the second Great Scottish Homecoming Year (the first was in 2009) and the 700th anniversary of the battle of Bannockburn, which led to the creation of the Barony of Carmichael. The Scottish victory in this battle confirmed the Independent Nation of Scotland and the supportive families and clans were rewarded with land grants. Sir James Douglas was King Robert The Bruce’s right hand and the Carmichaels were kinsmen and neighbours in Douglasdale, and as such instrumental in the victory. If this battle had been lost we would not be here now and the origins of the Carmichael name would also have been lost!  This is a unique historical opportunity to celebrate in style.

We are in the process of planning the final detail of this exciting and unique Clan Experience. Tout Jour Prest!