Cottage Plans for 2024

A busy year coming up at the cottage! Apart from our regular events and open days, on the last Saturday of each month from April to September from 10am to 3.00pm, our members Sue and Tom Hughes will be demonstrating traditional crafts. The first one, on Saturday, 27th April, will be traditional butter making. Also More …

Christmas 2023

The cottage has had a much needed makeover, and as a thank you to all who have helped and supported us this year along with anyone who’d like to visit, we invite you to our Christmas event. We will have mulled wine, mince pies and alcohol free fruit punch (secret ancient recipe!), music, ad hoc More …

Dark Tales at Halloween

Dark Tales at Halloween in the Cruck Cottage Tuesday 31 October, 7-8.30pm Gather in the wonderfully atmospheric Cruck Cottage on Halloween night for some dark tales. By the light of the peat fire, we’ll share folk tales for the season. There will be stories of ghosts, boggarts, graveyards, and encounters with the devil, and more. More …

Doors Open Days 2023

Once again, the Cruck Cottage will be open for Doors Open Days on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd September from 11.00am to 4,00pm, both days. As well as our usual local crafts demos, this year we have Tom and Sue Hughes with their display of rural life and social history objects, plus a mystery More …

The Folklore of Protecting the Home

The Folklore of Protecting the Home Thursday 24 August, 7-8.30pm ‘The Folklore of Protecting the Home’ is an evening gathering in the Cruck Cottage to explore how people in the past tried to keep their homes safe from the supernatural. Traditional houses like the Cruck Cottage often show signs of how their inhabitants tried to More …

Merry Christmas

A Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. to all our friends, from us all at the Cruck Cottage. Thankyou for all your support over the past year, and we hope to welcome many of you back to the cottage over the coming year.

Cruck AGM 2022

Our Cruck Cottage AGM will take place in the cottage on 7th November, 2022, at 7.30pm. The end of year this year will be 27th June, 2022, as this marks our transition from Cruck Cottage Heritage Association to Cruck Cottage Heritage, registration as a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation with the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator, More …

Doors Open Days 2022

Come and visit us at the Cruck Cottage. We will be open from 11 till 4 both Saturday and Sunday, 3rd and 4th. There will be live music, craft displays, Tales of Old Torthorwald by our own Willie Clow at 12md, 1pm and 2pm, both days, and a pictorial story of the cottage on display. More …

Cottage Lime-washing

The time had come to give the cottage its annual coat of lime-wash. We invited any friends who might be interested to come along and lend a hand, and maybe learn a new skill. Well, we were not disappointed! So many turned up that we not only finished the outside walls, but all of the More …