Carrying the Fire: Samhain

A weekend of stories and mystery in the wilds of Rannoch Moor

Time, the deer, is in the woods…

On Rannoch Moor in the Scottish Highlands, this October, at the turning point of the Celtic year, we invite you to join us for a weekend of performance, storytelling and participation.

The moment we step off the train at Corrour Station, we’ll be immersed in a celebration of the physical and cultural ecology of the moor, and our place within it. We’ll be delving into story, stillness and mystery.

Rannoch Moor in autumn, when the midges have gone and the deer-grass turns red, is a stunning, magical place. We’ll be staying at the Loch Ossian Hostel in the heart of the moor; a fine, remote base: simple, off-grid and cosy. We’ll have the place to ourselves. We’ll eat good, hearty food. We’ll sleep deep and rise early; and over the course of the weekend, we’ll listen in to the moor, slip under its skin, unearth a few of its stories and sing them back to the night.

There’s a train leaving Glasgow Queen Street at 18.21 on Friday, 30th October. We’ll be on it, heading north. We’ll be carrying fire. Will you come with us?

There are just 16 places available for this special event. For more information, or to book one for yourself, visit this website.