Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

Make an exquisite natural wreath and also a variety of different felt and Scandinavian inspired decorations for your home this Christmas.

Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

About Birch Star Wreaths and Scandinavian Garlands

Make an exquisite natural wreath with little birch stars. Also make a variety of different felt and Scandinavian inspired decorations for your home this Christmas, including exquisite little garlands with birch stars and hearts, fresh rosemary and berry garlands.

Fill your home with the smells of Christmas. With Margaret Findlay.

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Mosaic Panels

Mosaic Panels

25th May 2019 - 26th May 2019
Explore making a mosaic panel using glass mosaic tiles in vibrant colours and fractured glass in this two day workshop with Margaret Findlay at Lauriston Castle!
Roman Lamp Making

Roman Lamp Making

1st June 2019
Join Archaeology Scotland for a crafty few hours exploring Scotland's Roman past in this family event at Lauriston Castle on 1st June!
Glorious Gardening

Glorious Gardening

2nd June 2019
Join us at Lauriston Castle on Sunday the 2nd of June for a special gardening workshop to celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week!
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8th June 2019
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8th June 2019
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9th June 2019
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15th June 2019
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15th June 2019
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16th June 2019
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1st July 2019
David Clarke, historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War, gives this lecture on Britain's forgotten Salonika Force.
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A Riot of Colour

5th July 2019
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6th July 2019
Writer and presenter David C. Weinczok gives this talk on his upcoming book, The History Behind Game of Thrones: The North Remembers, at Lauriston Castle on 6th July.
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7th July 2019
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RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

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12th July 2019
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13th July 2019
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13th July 2019
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RSPB Scotland at Lauriston Castle

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14th July 2019
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Abstract Art at the Castle

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20th July 2019
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23rd July 2019
Ann Steele gives this talk on how the National Trust for Scotland works to ensure that Scotland’s great garden heritage is sustainable – now and for future generations.
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Bring your picnic for an inventive take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth against the dramatic back-drop of Lauriston Castle and watch the sun set behind you!
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28th July 2019
Today is National Tree Day! Discover the trees of Lauriston on a magical art trail through the woods then create a tree sculpture to adorn your home or garden in this family workshop on 28th July!
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3rd August 2019
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7th August 2019 - 8th August 2019
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9th August 2019
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Come and spend time sketching our magical castle and our beautiful grounds with Erik Petrie, then seal your memories in a handmade scrapbook! Suitable for age 4+.
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10th August 2019
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