Tag Archives: Scotland

Learn to scythe at Perth, Scotland


Photos from this weekend’s Learn to Scythe courses in Scotland. Continue reading

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Scything rushes in Scotland


Rushes, scythes, mountains and beautiful weather all add up to an amazing to the far north. Continue reading

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Scything grass & oats in Scotland


A group of novice scythers gatecrash a field of oats in Scotland and cut a crop of ‘impossible’ oats in front of an audience. Continue reading

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Learn to scythe in Scotland

Scything in Scotland
Details of two Learn to Scythe courses you can book on in Scotland this summer. Continue reading

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The Russian peasant’s workout

“Working slowly and deliberately, with little noise, allows me to be part of nature, rather than striving against it. It’s a dance of sorts. The dance of the mower and the grass.”
A lovely article that captures the pleasures of scything in the New York Times Continue reading

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Bowl carving workshop in Edinburgh

carving with axeTeaching, learning, sharing and swinging axes in Edinburgh Continue reading

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Scythe courses in Caithness, Scotland

A trip to the end of mainland Britain, scything for rare bees. Continue reading

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Blue scythe

I’ve been wanting to do this ever since I went to the Highland Folk Museum in Scotland and saw the scythes in their collection. Continue reading

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Scythe course in NE Scotland

It’s a long drive from Kendal to the north-east of Scotland but it’s all worth it when you’re enjoying teaching people to scythe and the meadow is as nice as it was this weekend. I was invited up to teach … Continue reading

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Spoon Carving in Scotland

I’m teaching loads of courses at the moment (woodworking or scything) which is getting me out and about around the area. Over the bank holiday I went up to Dalbeattie at the request of Gavin Phillips to teach spoon carving … Continue reading

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