Events

At Garioch Heritage Centre we host a number of external and internal events throughout the year. You can find out more about these events and purchase tickets from this page.

Garioch Summer Fair

We’re holding a Traditional Summer Fair on Saturday 31st July from 10am – 4pm. Traditional stalls including Hook a Duck, Lucky Dip, Can Knock Down, and others will sit alongside some larger attractions (watch our Facebook page for more info on these in the coming weeks), and two sessions by the Critter Keeper will keep everyone entertained for the day. £3 entry to the fair will allow 10 goes of various games and activities whilst certain other activities, including the Critter Keeper, are charged additionally. Booking isn’t required but is strongly advised for the Critter Keeper sessions as they are likely to fill up quickly.
PLEASE NOTE: CRITTER KEEPER TICKETS ADMIT ONE ADULT OR CHILD, EVERYONE ATTENDING MUST PURCHASE TICKETS.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

Balbithan House.

Stones, Families and Flowers

Virtual Talk by Ian M. DavidsonWednesday 21st July – 7pm

Ian M Davidson is a Heritage Consultant who has worked with the historic houses of Aberdeenshire for nearly 40 years. In recent years he was delighted to help the new owners of Balbithan understand its history and ensure a new and sustainable future as their family home.

Purchase tickets here.

The Prestonpans Tapestry

Garioch Heritage Centre is delighted to welcome The Prestonpans Tapestry. Designed by the same artist as the popular Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, this will be the public’s only chance to view the tapestry this year.

Commissioned by the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust and designed by Cockenzie based artist Andrew Crummy, the tapestry incorporates over 10 million stitches created by over 200 volunteers and at 104m long it is one of the longest in the world. It depicts the journey made by Jacobite, Bonnie Prince Charlie from France through the Scottish Highlands to victory at the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745. 

The Tapestry and Centre are open Thursday – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm until Sunday 8 August.  Tickets cost £5 for adults and £4 for concessions.  Children (under 16) are free.  

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

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