2018 Itinerary.


Itinerary for 2018 Festival

The festival will be taking place at Thurso beach/harbour.

Thursday 19th July

Informal arrival evening in Ferry Inn, Scrabster.

Friday 20th July

9 am meet on site at Thurso Harbour. Start building the drystone feature.

Refreshments at 11 am, lunch of soup and sandwiches at 1 pm – 1.30 pm.

Refreshments available all afternoon.

Finished by 4.30 pm.

4.45pm Tea and baking in the Tempest Café  at the Harbour where  we will be showing a 30 minute DVD documentary by Roland Keates called ‘ If Walls Could Talk’. Afterwards a short guided tour of nearby Old  St. Peters Church which dates to 1125.

Saturday 21st July

9am meet at Harbour, briefing. Continue building stone feature.

Refreshments 11 am,  Lunch 1 pm – 1.30 pm.

Refreshments available all afternoon.

Free stone painting for children  adjacent to building area.  1pm – 4pm

Stone lettering demonstration by Hoods of Wick   2pm – 4pm

Finished by 4.30pm

Formal welcome and Guest Speaker’s lectures in Caithness Horizons 5.00 for 5.15 pm – 7 pm. View Pictish Standing stones in foyer.

Refreshments available

Raffle draw in Ferry Inn, Scrabster.

Sunday 9th July

Meet at site finish feature/tidy up

Followed by trip to  Dunnet Head to  repair gaps in old Northern Lighthouse Board walls at the most Northerly point in mainland UK.

Car sharing is recommended. Ample parking available

Lunch 1 pm – 1.30 pm.

Refreshments and food available

Very scenic views

30 min tour of RSPB site afterwards with RSPB  ranger.

Early finish.



Informal farewell gathering, Popeye’s Bar, Scrabster.

See you next year.



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