Festivals, Events, Community Days & Volunteer Opportunities

 
We run lots of public events at Green Aspirations Scotland CIC's site all year round, click here to find out what we will be up to and book yourself a space in one of them!

If you are looking for something fun and new to do in a beautiful outdoors setting while you learn new skills and build up your CV, have a look to our
Volunteer Opportunities

 

We attend all kind of events such as fairs, markets, highland games, music festivals, etc. Give your event attendees a unique and memorable experience. Something new to learn and share memories for life. Read more... 
 

Wood workshops and craft events
 
PUBLIC EVENTS

Fun and exciting activities for kids and adults with a wide range of mini workshops and craft sessions. 

No electricity needed, our products are made using hand tools and natural locally-sourced materials.

It’s a fabulous gathering place for craft enthusiasts!

We offer:

  • Green woodworking demonstrations.
  • Shave horse, pole lathe, natural weaving and other traditional Scottish crafts.
  • Come and play with axes! 
    • Green woodworking workshops for adults and children over 8 yrs.
  • Make & take activities for kids of all ages
    • Make a woody pendant or a twig pencil.
  • Handcrafted items for sale
    • Beautiful stall with handmade woody items.


WE WILL BE AT THE FOLLOWING...
  • Eden Event Mind Body, Spirit Event @ Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park, Motherwell. 22th February
  • Tool training, Wood for all. 28th February.
And many more to confirm. If you would like to see Green Aspirations Scotland CIC at your community event, local market, or somewhere else you think we could bring our stall and/or workshop, please contact us...

And has been here this year so far...

Killearn's Country Market. 6th December

Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show. 10th December

Queen Margaret Drive Winter Festival, Glasgow. 30th November

Art4U Christmas Exhibition and Market, Balfron Station. 14th-16th November.

Holistic Ways Festival, Glasgow. 22nd, 23d November.


Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival. 22nd-24th August 2014.
Click here for more info...

Fintry FRESh, Stirlingshire. Saturday 3rd May 2014
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Wood for All Event Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. Saturday 17th May 2014
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Eden Festival, Dumfries & Galloway 13th -15th June 2014
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Solas Festival, Perthshire 20th- 22nd June 2014
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Queen Margaret Drive Festival, Opal Moon, Glasgow Saturday 28th & 29th June
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Kelburn Garden Party 4th - 6th July 2014
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Transition Stirling Wood for All
We work closely with
Wood for All, a project funded by the Climate Challenge Fund to increase woodland management skills in Stirlingshire. Workshops have included: Family Bushcraft; Intro to Green Woodworking; Wood fuel talks; Coppice Management- all to make Stirlingshire's woodland more productive and sustainable.

Community Woodland Association
In 2012, we ran workshops for the
CWA: Charcoal Making; Coppice Management; Intro to Green Woodworking and Woodland Management for community woodlands.

Killearn Woodland Cemetery Group
We were asked to make Oak benches to sit within the beautiful dry stane dyke walls. The benches were installed by our pupils from Westmuir High School who appreciated the opportunity to help out the community.

Westmuir High School in Glasgow are working very hard to gain their Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze award. 4th Years are coming along every week to build paths, remove invasive species and plant trees. For the Skills element, they will be creating wooden items in green woodworking & campfire cooking.

St Charles Primary School
The children, parents and teachers of St Charles are desperate to grow there own food! In order to do this a substantial amount of rhododendron had to be cleared. Green Aspirations Scotland has helped them on their way and watch this space for future developments! 



 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a volunteer experience every Wednesday when you will help us build workshop space, manage the woodland and many more activities. We offer food and pay for the transport if you are in the Stirlingshire area. There is also the possibility to get a lift from Glasgow.   

As a volunteer you will:
  • Gain confidence
  • Help your community
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Build you CV
  • And the most important...Have fun!
Click here to fill in our volunteer form and tell us what would you like to volunteer on and when and we will contact you soon!

VOLUNTEERS BIG WEEKEND - 21st & 22nd March
 
Our paths have succumbed to the onslaught of the scottish winter and are needing upgraded/repaired. Fortunately Tir na nog is providing us with the materials to improve access to our workshop spaces and we will (hopefully!) provide the man power.

The weekend will start on Saturday 21st March & Sunday 22nd March at 10AM. Full instructions will be given and you will learn new skills throughout the weekend. Lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided in exchange for hard work and friendly banter! Travel expenses are available within the Stirlingshire area.

You are welcome to turn up on the day but it would be helpful to know how many people are coming by filling out this form
here

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