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 Results News Release

1st Iain Chalmers - Scotland
2nd Daniel Cordell - England
3rd Brett Mclean - USA
Best new entrant Jordan Anderson - USA
People's Choice Ian Chalmers - Scotland

Iain Chalmers

Winner Iain Chalmers. View media resolution version.

Scottish totem pole a winner for Iain

Carving champ Iain Chalmers has won the Carve Carrbridge competition for the second time in a row with his 'Taste of Scotland' carving - a Scottish totem pole featuring a Scottish terrier, salmon and thistles, crowned with a highland cow . Commenting on his win Iain said "last year the logs were long and narrow so I thought to do a tall carving. I tried to make a Scottish totem pole and put in as many separate carvings as possible into it."

Iain explained that he had been drawing the carving for the last few days but still had to make significant changes to the design. "I had to think on my feet" he said. Iain also took the People's Choice prize where the audience votes for their favourite carving.

Second was Daniel Cordell from England with 'Highland Takeaway' a dynamic carving of an eagle swooping down on a fawn. Daniel who has been carving for 14 years said his carving was inspired by his love of Scottish wildlife. For those worried about the welfare of the young deer, Daniel joked that the fawn escapes the eagle's talons.

In third place was USA competitor Brett Mclean with 'Frog on Thistle'. Jordan Anderson of the USA won Best New Entrant with 'Kalin Warrior'.

The event was filmed by BBC Landward with presenter Euan McIlwraith having a go in the Quick Carve competition where carvers get just 30 minutes to create a carving.

The BBC Landward feature is to be broadcast on Friday 30 September.


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 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 ‘Media Resources’ 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
The Chippy
The Old Bakery
Thomson Saw Services
Tomatin Distillery