Osprey Festival

25 May 2013

Osprey-Festival-poster--442x620The sun shone on Boat of Garten for the ‘Wild about Boat’ Osprey Festival on 25 May and residents and visitors enjoyed a great day of walks and workshops. 300 people turned out for the formal opening of the Station Square with our Osprey Feather and Borse & Cart sculptures and stayed on to enjoy the BBQ and the great jazz played by Nigel’s Nonsense.

Many, many thanks to our title sponsors Speyside Wildlife and to our funders Scottish Natural Heritage and the Cairngorms National Park Authority.

Our raffle was a great success, with prizes donated by RSPB Loch GartenMerrell,  and a Mortimers of Speyside in Grantown! Prizes for the Pavement Art competition were provided by Derwent Pencils!

Thanks also to our local partners: Boat of Garten Community Hall, the Community CouncilSt Columba’s Church, Deshar School, Strathspey Steam Railway, RSPB Loch GartenBSW Timber Group, the Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company, the Boat Hotel, Andersons Restaurant and Moorfield House.

The beautiful Feather cake, made by JLR Sugarcraft

The beautiful Feather cake, made by JLR Sugarcraft, Glenlivet

The Osprey Festival is organised by Boat of Garten Community Company.

You can see photos of 2012 Festival on our Boat of Garten Facebook page.

George 'Dodo' Keir cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony

George ‘Dodo’ Keir cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony

Gwen McAdam cuts the cake at the opening ceremony

Gwen McAdam cuts the cake at the opening ceremony

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