YP Arts Festival

On Saturday 30th May, Knockando Woolmill is hosting a FREE arts festival for young people aged between 12 - 18. A range of hands on workshops, activities and sessions are being provided by a host of local artists, artisans and organizations. The drop in workshops will run from 12.30 - 4, with the site open for registration from 12pm. 

Families and younger siblings are very welcome to support their Young Person at the event, we have a wonderful cafe and the site is open to visitors as usual. You are also welcome to drop off your Young Person (12 years plus), and collect them later in the day. The event and workshops will finish at 16:00. Water and juice will be available throughout the day, but please provide your YP with a packed lunch/picnic or snack to see them through the afternoon!

Circus Skills

Try your hand at plate spinning, basic acrobatics and acrobalance, poi spinning, rolla bola, pedal-go, hula hoop, and juggling with Fly Agaric Performing arts. 




Wild Weaving and Dyeing

Get creative with yarn, fabric, found objects, and plants then add some colour. Taking the traditional art of weaving and reinventing it.

Liz Donald


Creative Textiles

 Turn little bits of anything and everything into a creative piece of textile art.

Sally Charlesworth


Smoothie Bikes

 Healthy competition, healthy fun and a fabulous fruit smoothie as a prize.


Blacksmith and Farrier


See first hand the skills used when manipulating metal in blacksmithing and farrier work. Horse shoeing and fabrication on display by Jason Cunningham Ltd.


Leather Crafting

 Artist Jen Cantwell will guide you throughout the creative techniques of working with leather.



 Give some rhythm to the festival and explore drumming styles with Carol Scorer.


Greenwood Working

 Recycling young wood from the Spey way into all sorts of things with GedWood.


Hand Spinning and Table Loom Weaving

 Take a stroll over to the weaving tent and learn how to take fleece strait from the sheep to fabulous fabric. Have fun trying your hand at wheel and drop spinning, then use your creative imagination, to become a weaver of fabulous fabric.


Chill out by the burn, and soak up the festival atmosphere!