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July 16, 2008

Celebrating the art of good stewardship

Looking after what we have – whether that’s a building, an organisation or anything else that we value in our communities– and ensuring that it will be in good shape for future generations is key to the development of a vibrant community sector. The Falkland Centre for Stewardship is committed to promoting this concept and one way they do this is through the Big Tent Festival


The Big Tent, Scotland’s Festival of Stewardship fuses a top quality music, arts and traditional crafts festival, with cutting edge debates, eco shopping, an organic food village and a gathering place for a host of organisations involved in safeguarding the future of the planet.
Big Tent 2008 hosts eight new visitor zones, places to learn, shop, eat and play whilst getting active about recycling, biodiversity, climate change and creating a healthier and greener home for your family. The whole family can relax and enjoy a fun filled and extra special weekend packed with diverse entertainment featuring top international circus act The Chipolatas and African theatre group Grassroots Zimbabwe among many others.

Younger children will enjoy the Children’s Zone with a host of games, adventures and activities. There are creative writing classes and poetry to enjoy as well as traditional skills workshops to try. The new Body and Soul Zone in the Palace Orchard offers a place to relax and enjoy aromatherapy, massage, therapeutic and alternative treatments. Our powerful debate programme brings together leading activists, authors and experts involved at the forefront of climate change solutions with inspiring sessions on food, energy and movement building. Savour seasonal food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Food Village organised by top chef and writer Christopher Trotter. Sample the delights of the Black Isle Brewery in the organic beer tent. Round
off each evening sublimely as the sun sets over this idyllic setting, enjoying ‘The Big Hullabaloo’ concerts, headlined by King Creosote and the Fence Collective on Saturday.

Festival Tickets Adult weekend £14, Adult day £8, Concession weekend £10, Concession day £6, Under 12s FREE Tickets available on line at