The National Museum of Rural Life’s Country Fair promises to be a great family day out. Most of us will have seen farriery or sheep dog trials on television but on Sunday 28 August 2011, visitors can experience these things first hand – and a whole lot more – at Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride.
Many other facets of country life will be on display, including a spinning demonstration by renowned Ayrshire fabric worker Liz Brown, or watch Richard Love – a drystane dyker – in action as he works on the repair of an ancient wall at the farm.
A reminder of school days gone by will be in evidence with our Old Fashioned Games sessions in the Buchan’s field. Budding Olympians can take part in sack racing and welly throwing, or try their hand at quoits – an ancient game of skill and pre-cursor to the game of hoop-la!
Meanwhile, foodies and foragers can sample a taste of Scotland’s countryside and pick up some recipe tips at Ms. Claire Bird’s wild food stand. Slow Food Scotland will also be present, providing taste tests and visitors can see an apple press in action at the Waulkmill Juice Company’s stand.