Well that’s it all over, the weather gods did not help us this year, so it didn’t quite go to plan. However, we appreciate those of you who battled their way to Braemar and hope you enjoyed the reduced programme.
This event could not happen without the amazing support of the local community, our sponsors and volunteers. Thank you to all of you.
Special mention for those who helped deliver the reduced programme, many of them at short notice. Thank you!
Due to the ongoing weather and travel conditions, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the majority of events on Saturday and Sunday.
Participants booked on to affected events will be contacted by email today and refunded in full.
We continue to advise any attendees to check our website for the latest updates.
We are aware that some people have already travelled to Braemar and there is significant interest from the local community. With that in mind we are pleased offer a reduced programme.
Whilst these are not unusual weather conditions for the village, we feel it would be unfair to put undue pressure on those travelling from farther afield. We are hugely grateful to the local community, event sponsors, volunteers and the many people who have supported this community event.
We are already beginning to work on next years programme and look forward to unveiling further information in due course.
Friday 2nd March 2018
1pm Talk on Nan Shepherd by Erlend Clouston in Braemar Village Hall
3pm Talk on the Cairngorms by Hayden Lorimer in Braemar Village Hall
7pm Talk by Greg Boswell on Scottish Winter Climbing in Braemar Village Hall. Licensed bar
8.30pm Ceilidh with stovies and licensed bar in Castleton Hall
Saturday 3rd March 2018
7.30pm Flanagan’s and Films – Talk and film by the Flanagan brothers together with screening of films on Gwen Moffat by Claire Carter and This Way Up by Andy McKenna. Braemar Village Hall. FREE event. Licensed bar
Sunday 4th March 2018
7.30pm Best of Kendal Film Festival – 90 mins of the best award winning films from Kendal Mountain Festival. Braemar Village Hall Tickets £10. Licensed bar
The photography and mountain arts exhibition will continue across the weekend in St. Margaret’s Church.
We have received advice on weather and road conditions and have decided to cancel all events on Friday morning. For the events that have been cancelled we will provide a full refund and contact individuals affected by email. Our Festival programme will now therefore commence at 1pm on Friday.
There are a few additional isolated events in the programme which will be cancelled and attendees will be notified individually by email.
Please note that the Exhibition Launch and Mountain Food night will go ahead as planned this evening.