2017 Entry

Adults: £6.00

Under 16s: £2.00

Under 5: Free

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2017 Prizes

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

2018 Date

Saturday 2nd September 2018.

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2010 Results Press Release

Saturday 4th September - For immediate release

Carve Carrbridge Results

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Iain Chalmers with 2010 winning 'Bear Necessities' (High Resolution)

Today in front of a record crowd, Iain Chalmers won Carve Carrbridge with his wonderful 'Bear Necessities' carving of a group of four bears. Beating a strong local and international line up, Ian from Culbokie in the Black Isle said it was “unbelievable to win against the strongest field yet at Carve Carrbridge. I felt like the local boy against the best in the world”.

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Iain Chalmers with 2010 winning 'Bear Necessities' (High Resolution)

According to Iain, the carving was a last minute decision. `I love carving bears so thought I would do something that I love doing. When I carve bears I normally do vertical groups but for a change today I decided to try a horizontal composition. I did not think I would win but I thought it would be popular.”

Iain has been carving for eight years. Before that he was working with chain saws and one day saw someone carving with a chainsaw and decided to give it a try.

This is the the sixth time Iain has competed in Carve Carrbridge, previously achieving a third and a fourth placing. Following his win he has vowed to return next year to defend his title.

Ian works as a professional carver and does private commissions. He can be contacted via his web site www.chainsawcreations.co.uk

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Bob King 2nd with 'A Hare Raising Experience' (High Resolution )

Bob King the 2009 winner came second with his 'A Hare Raising Experience' a dynamic carving of an eagle swooping down on a hare. Commenting on the event Bob said “the crowds today were spectacular with their support, and that drives us to work even harder in the competition. The wood provided was beautiful to work with, and the carvers are a great bunch of guys and gals. Another successful year for Carve Carrbridge.”

Full Results

1st Iain Chalmers (Scotland) with 'Bear Necessities'.
2nd Bob King (USA) with 'A Hare Raising Experience'.
3rd Brett McLean with 'Balanced Pride'.
Peoples choice Bob King.
Top quick carve by auction value: Danny Thomas.

Day of Events
Carve Carrbridge includes a highly popular day of family activates in the village playing fields. The event included live music, The Badenoch and Strathspey Pipe Band, belly dancing, craft and food stalls, refreshments, a beer tent as well and numerous side shows and activities including ‘splat the rat’ and sumo suits. Vintage buses ran a shuttle service between the event and the parking sites. Full details can be found on the event website: www.carvecarrbridge.com

Community Benefits

The event was organised by a team of volunteers with the help of the sponsors and many local businesses. Funds raised are donated to the local community. Previously funds have been used for many causes including cutting equipment for the Retained Fire Service and repairs to the Village Hall.

About Carrbridge
Carrbridge - famous for its 1717 pack horse bridge - is a lively community and boasts a second international event in October, The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships www.goldenspurtle.com as well as many arts events throughout the year. For more info on Carrbridge see www.carrbridge.com . Main sponsor is the Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge www.landmark-centre.co.uk

2011 Event
The provisional date for 2011 is Saturday 3rd of September 2011.

Media Resources: Event results, Photos & Media Contact
See ‘Media Photos’ section of our website for free to use high resolution images. Soon after the results are announced photos of the event and winners with their winning carvings will be added, as will a post event press release on the ‘Press Releases’ page.

Media contact: Gavin Gerrard, Event Organiser, Mobile 0777 191 4598, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Roy Brown, Mobile 0771 424 4142, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Website: www.carvecarrbridge.com

Our Sponsors

Alba Traffic Management
Auchterblair Farm
BSW Timber Ltd
Cairn Hotel
Carrbridge Hotel
David Ritchie and Sons
Dolphin Fish & Chip Shop
Donald Powell
Dulnain Bridge Garage
General Finishes
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
MacGregor Industrial Supplies
Old Bridge Garage
Seafield Estate
Spar Carrbridge
Spey Valley Hire
Stephen Blair Tree Services
Stihl
The Chippy
The Old Bakery
Thomson Saw Services
Tomatin Distillery

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