2018 Date

Saturday 1st September 2018.

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2017 Entry

Adults: £6.00

Under 16s: £2.00

Under 5: Free

2017 Prizes

1st £500
2nd £350
3rd £200
Best New Entrant £150
People’s Choice £150

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Who’ll Be Crowned King or Queen of the Carvers at Carve Carr-bridge?

With three ladies in the running for the title of champion of the chainsaws, could this year’s Carve Carr-Bridge see a Chainsaw Queen as opposed to a Chainsaw King lift the coveted Claymore trophy!


Yes, it’s that (noisy) time of year again when a band of 24 chainsaw wielding artists take on an unassuming eight foot long log each with the intention of turning it into something beautiful in just 4 hours.


Carve Carr-Bridge, which takes place on Saturday 5th September, is now in its 13th year and attracts carvers from all over the world including Canada, the USA and Ireland – and for the first time this year there are entrants from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland as well as plenty of home grown talent.


Pete Bowsher from Moffat in Dumfriesshire is back this year to defend his title. He has won half a dozen times, including the last two years but it could be the turn of the ladies in 2015 with local lady Alice Buttress appearing again along with Nansi Hemmings from Wales and new entrant Griffon Ramsay from the USA.


Carve Carr-Bridge is a unique four hour speed carving competition with competitors only allowed to use chainsaws and no other form of cutting tools. Those who’ve experienced Carve Carr-Bridge in the past reckon it’s the toughest competition of all on the world carving circuit. With the four hour carve followed by a 30 minute quick carve competition, which produces spectacular results in such a short space of time.


The event attracts around 3,000 spectators to the popular holiday village in the Cairngorms National Park, with many of those staying to the very end to bid for one of these unique creations in the auction.


Carve Carr-Bridge opens to the public at 10am with carving getting underway at 10.30am. As well as the carving competition there is a whole host of other attractions for spectators to enjoy including music from the Strathspey Pipe Band. Once again there will be free shuttle buses from Landmark and Station Road car parks.


All profits from Carve Carr-Bridge are donated to local charities and invested in community projects. For more information visit the Carve Carr-Bridge website: http://www.carvecarrbridge.com/


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Note to newsdesks:

1. Photographs and interviews can be arranged ahead of the Carve Carr-Bridge event. Please contact Gavin Gerrard on the number below.

2. A press release and photographs will be available after the event.

3. The final line-up for the 2015 Carve Carrbridge is as follows:

1. Iain Chalmers – Scotland

2. Hamish Maxwell – Scotland

3. Tim Burgess – England

4. Alice Buttress – Scotland

5. Tim Klock – USA

6. Gary Shand – Scotland

7. Bruce Thorsteinson – USA

8. Craig Steele – Scotland

9. Pete Bowsher – Scotland

10. Griffon Ramsay – USA

11. Igor Kucera – Czech Republic

12. Josh Dagg – Canada

13. Johnny Stableford – Scotland

14. Lee Bannon – England

15. Mick Burns – Scotland

16. Uinnsinn (Vincent) Bateman – Ireland

17. Tom Harris-Ward – Scotland

18. Miroslav Trnovsky – Slovakia

19. David Roberts - Wales

20. Roni MacDonald - Scotland

21. Nansi Hemming - Wales

22. Simon Archer - England

23. Peter Verlaan – Holland

24. Wladek Ligocki – Poland


For more information contact: Gavin Gerrard on mob: 0777 1914598

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