The Great Scottish Spoon Hoolie will take place in rural Stirlingshire, Scotland, from 20th to 22nd May 2022. The Hoolie is a small but perfectly formed event for spoon carvers new and old, expert and beginner. Over the course of the weekend, you'll take part in workshops led by carving experts from across Europe, learn from other spooners and meet new friends from near and far.
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WHO'S IT FOR?
We are open to all spoon carvers, young and old, experienced and novice. At least half of our attendees have been beginners. The Hoolie is a small affair, with a limited number of tickets, making it friendly, open and fun!
Kids are welcome to come along, and under 12s come free! Under 12s are not allowed to work with knives or other sharp things and must be supervised by an adult during any workshops. Parents will also need to be on hand to supervise their offspring for the whole of the weekend.
Dogs are allowed on site. However, they must be kept on a lead at all times when sharp things are about and are not allowed into the workshops.
We're out in the countryside, so you'll need to bring your tent for our campsite or travel to a nearby hotel or B&B. We're offering a great area for camping, a short walk from the car park. Composting toilets, outdoor showers and drinking water are available.
You can bring your own food to cook over your camping stove. If you don't want to have to worry about cooking your own food, we have food tokens available. We're offering a limited number of these tokens, with food served at our main shelter and cooked by our volunteers.
The campfire is always on, with different people to chat to all the time. There will also be a bar! You lovely spoon carvers also turn out to be great musicians, so bring your instruments along. You can even write and perform a special Spoon Hoolie ditty. We can't promise, but we'll try to keep Paul away from the drums.
There's plenty of onsite parking, and Campervans are welcome, all for a tiny fee. Please make sure you choose the parking permit when you buy your ticket, otherwise it will be a bit of a trek to site!
We have trained first aiders on site at all times. We also operate a strict no-sharp-things-around-alcohol policy, and there will be safe spaces for those wishing to stay sober and carry on carving into the wee hours. We expect everyone to be responsible for the safety of themselves and others, so please engage common sense and don't walk around with blades exposed.
TOOLS. Standard knife, a spoon hook, a saw, an axe and a pencil. Tools can also be hired at the event
CASH for the shop, food, beer and trainers tips.
UTENSILS AND CROCKERY. We're a strictly plastic-free zone so please bring your own reusable tableware.
MIDGE REPELLENT. We are in Scotland!
CAMPING EQUIPMENT if you're camping onsite with us.
We'll issue a full kit list closer to the big event!