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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2011 Pre Event News Release

Carve Carrbridge “Raw Adrenaline"

This Saturday 24 top international chainsaw carvers descent upon the sleepy highland village of Carrbridge. Dayton Scoggins is currently favourite to challenge last year`s winner Iain Chalmers. Dayton will be competing at Carve Carrbridge for the first time. During the event competitors only have four hours to create their main carving from a 2.5m (8 foot) Sitka Spruce log.

He is a native Mississippian and prior to becoming a full time chainsaw artist worked as a towboat captain, pushing barges. Now a world class chainsaw artist, he travels the world and is recognised as highly competitive and extremely talented.

In 2009 top American carver Bob King won with an impressive cougar carving but was defeated when defending his title in 2010 by Chalmers with his 'Bear Necessities' carving.

Commenting on the build up to this years event Iain said “ The line up is the strongest yet but anyone could win. I won't be giving up the title easily. I have three ideas for my carving but will decide once I see the log." Iain added "No other show in the world is like it, it is just so rapid and what is achieved in four hours is outstanding".

Another contender for first place is Tim Klock from Altoona, Pennsylvania who has never before travelled outside America. Tim in particular enjoys the “raw adrenaline” of the 30 minute quick carve event calling it “full throttle art".

As well as six Scottish carvers, there are also carvers entered from the Netherlands, Italy, Russia, England and Wales.

Event organiser Gavin Gerrard said “Carve Carrbridge is now established on the world chainsaw carving calendar. Each year the standard just gets higher and higher from the local and international carvers. This year with so many expert chainsaw carvers competing it is likely to be the most competitive and greatest spectacle for visitors yet.”

Guest judges this year will be joined by Euan McIlwraith, presenter for BBC Landward.

Further details can be found on the event website: www.carvecarrbridge.com

Day of Events

Carve Carrbridge includes a highly popular day of family activates in the village playing fields. The event included woodland crafts, live music, The Badenoch and Strathspey Pipe Band, craft and food stalls, refreshments, a beer tent as well and numerous side shows and family activities. Vintage buses run 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

2012 Event

The provisional date for 2012 is Saturday 1st of September 2012.

Media Resources: Event results, Photos & Media Contact

See ‘Media Resources’ 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.

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

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Alba Traffic Management
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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
The Chippy
The Old Bakery
Thomson Saw Services
Tomatin Distillery