THE YURT

Previewed for PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL

 Saturday 25th  AugustSunday September 9th 2007

 Here erected on the slopes of the Pentland Hills on a showery afternoon 7 July 2007

                                                                                                        Gordon Soane

August 2007

Nomadic tribes of the Near East and Central Asia from Turkey to Mongolia have for two thousand years lived in the Yurt or Ger (dwelling place). The yurt is traditionally covered with thick felt and is especially adapted to withstand severe cold and wind. The Yurt at Penicuik Arts Festival was put up by Paul Millard of Red Kite Yurts with helpers including Ian Edwards of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It contains elm from the Botanic Garden’s Wych Elm project.  Red Kite handcraft their yurts to the traditional Kyrgyz steam-bent construction style using Scottish oak, ash, elm, hazel, willow and sometimes maple, with a waterproof canvas skin sewn in Fife by Wilson Coverups.

 After use in many parts of Scotland this yurt is set to return to the Botanics for a celebratory exhibition in the summer of 2008 or 2009.

First day at the Festival: singers Roddy Johnston & Clarelynn Rose

First day at the Festival: storyteller Margot Daru-Elliot

 

Penicuik Arts Festival Penicuik Arts Festival

PENICUIK ARTS FESTIVAL

Saturday 25 August – Sunday 9 September 2007

FRIENDS OF THE ARTS IN PENICUIK

PENICUIK ARTS JUNE OPEN DAY

Some recent Penicuik Arts events

A few images of Penicuik

Penicuik greats

 

 Penicuik Vaults     VH food co-op

Red Kite Yurts

 

PENICUIK MAKERS

PENICUIK  PCAA  PCDT 

 

 

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