New Workshops for 2020 are to be announced.


For 2019 we did the following workshops

Scottish Gin Tasting!

Be spirited away on a memorable journey tasting three Scottish gins, each specially chosen for their uniqueness and provenance. This series of tastings will be taken by expert Ewan McIlwraith, who is the owner of award-winning drinks retailer Robertsons of Pitlochry. Ewan is a national judge for Scottish Field; World of Whiskies Awards and sits on the judging panel for their annual ‘Gin Challenge’ competition.
Dates: 12 May, 15 June, 20 July, 10 August 2019
Price: £20.00, includes three shots of gin
5.00pm | Duration: 1 Hour

Tea Tasting and Talk

Join drinks writer and tea grower Richard Ross to explore the rich history linking tea, Scotland and the Scots. Many of the world’s leading tea-growing regions owe their origins to pioneering Scots, from Darjeeling to Sri Lanka, Assam to Malawi. Hear tales of exile, smuggling, espionage and botanical detective work in pursuit of the world’s most popular drink. Includes tea tasting!
Date: 28 July 2019
Price: £20.00
Time: 3.00pm
David Douglas Pavilion, Explorers Garden

How to Grow A Meconopsis

Learn how to grow the Himalayan blue poppy! Lead by Julia Corden, Explorers Garden Manager, this workshop includes a guided walk through the Garden which has been awarded National Collection Status for its Meconopsis cultivars and species of large blue poppies by Plant Heritage. All workshop participants will leave with a free blue poppy.
Date: Sun 9 June 2019
Time: 10.30am 
£20.00, including a free blue poppy
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: David Douglas Pavilion, Explorers Garden
Please dress appropriately for a Scottish Summer.

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2019 Writers Workshop


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Writers and Artist Residency Bursaries

10 residencies to develop new work here in Pitlochry