Built as an archaeological experiment based on discoveries underwater, the thatched roundhouse, in the shallows of Loch Tay, the Scottish Crannocg Centre is a living museum on the water. It overlooks the remains of 4 of the 18 ancient crannog settlements preserved in the loch, with the picturesque village of Kenmore to the east, and stunning views towards Ben Lawers and Killin to the west.
Saturday 17th May 2014 will have demonstrations by guides of pot-making skills including firing and repairing any broken pots using birch bark tar.
Sunday 18th May sees bronze-casting demonstrations where the guides will be casting tools and jewellery; demonstrations of woodworking skills in making handles for the tools you’ve just seen being cast plus visitors can pour molten chocolate into replica bronze-age axe moulds or mini-crannogs – the same technique as casting bronze but with chocolate!
The usual Crannog tours will also be running alongside these demonstrations making a visit a good family day out while here in central Scotland.
Further information about the Scottish Crannog Centre can be found on their website www.crannog.co.uk