Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Doune the Rabbit Hole 2012 - Aug 24-26th

Hire a yurt for a weekend of camping music and lots of fun at Doune the Rabbit Hole 2012 
The dates have been announced as Friday 24th – Sunday 26th August 2012
Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival 2012: Ubuntu
Check out Doune the Rabbit Hole on Facebook to see what’s in store! You can buy early bird tickets before February 1st from

Blairdrummond Safari Park Yurt


We are currently in the process of making two 18 foot yurts which have been bought by Blairdrummond Safari Park and will be ready in time for their 2012 summer opening. Keep an eye out on their website where they will be announcing their new arrival very soon.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Yurt Making Workshops

We have two workshops coming up this year the first on Saturday 18th February has only a few places left so we have decided to run a second on Saturday 7th April at the Red Kite Yurts workshop in Callander.

Did you know that the Turkic nomads of Kyrgyzstan steam bend their yurts using fermented sheep dung? 
    
What to Expect
• An illustrated introduction to the nomadic culture and traditions of Central Asia
• An insight into the different ways of coppicing wood
• Steam bending the trellising, rafters and crown of a yurt
• Preparing a crown
• Assembling and dismantle the finished product
• Have a look inside our in house sewing workshop where we sew all of our own canvas

Details
The course will be run by Red Kite Yurts very own Yurt Master Paul Millard. Paul has over 10 years of experience researching and experimenting with yurts and has made several visits to Kyrgyzstan to work with traditional yurt masters.
Where: Red Kite Yurts Workshop, Cambusbeg Farm, Callander, FK17 8LJ
Cost: £75 per person
Please contact us at paul@redkiteyurts.com if you are interested in a place on one of our yurt making workshop. 

Check out our website www.redkiteyurts.com  for more information on Red Kite Yurt workshops and everything else we do. 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Story Telling Yurts

Some words of appreciation we received from a story telling event organiser...


'' Red Kite Yurts were a fantastic addition to our event  and were ideal for the Storytelling sessions. We had six Yurts in total and they were all busy throughout the day with singing stories, making stories and telling stories, for all ages.
A welcome cosy spot on a cold November day. They were very impressive and made out site look and feel like a small village. Thanks too to Paul and his crew who were all very attentive to their craft built Yurts.''

Monday, 12 December 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Summer Yurt Wedding in North Yorkshire


 A wonderful example of how very simple decorations can be used to make a Red Kite Yurt look absolutely stunning!

Here's what the bride said:

''The yurt was seriously AMAZING at our wedding! We couldn't believe how brilliantly it turned out - we really couldn't have asked for more from Red Kite Yurts! Thank you so so much for making our day extra special and for your stunning yurt which was a talking point all day and night''



Check out our website for more pictures and information http://www.redkiteyurts.com/index.htm

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Yurt wedding on the West Coast of Scotland

Sensational wedding banqueting space provided by Red Kite yurts


Just had to share this photo - absolutely stunning decoration in one of our Yurts two weeks ago for a wedding.

And a little testimonial from the bride:

Just wanted to say a huge thank-you for your spectacular yurt. Having it there really made our wedding, everyone thought it was very beautiful and it gave us a focal point for the day. I'm so glad we found you guys and managed not to have a sterile white box wedding marquee - that would have really jarred with my artistic sensibilities!!!
Feel free to contact us for more information - nathan@redkiteyurts.com