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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2012 Results News Release

Carve Carrbridge won with 'Early Morning Alarm Call'

Champion chainsaw carver Iain Chalmers cut a dash at Carrbridge on Saturday when he won the annual Carve Carrbridge competition for the third year in a row.

Twenty-three carvers sculpted their way through logs weighing over a tonne and a half with the aim of snatching this year’s title from the reigning champ.

Iain’s carving, entitled `Early Morning Alarm Call,` featured a wily fox attempting to snare an unsuspecting chicken. Looking from over a fence is a pig and a cockerel.

Commenting on his work, Iain said: "I had an order to create a fox and a hen and I was impressed with the finished product. But I wanted to add more to create a scene, hence the inclusion of a pig and cockerel."

"The hen is saved, though, when the pig falls through the fence and squashes the fox" he quipped.

Iain’s creation was auctioned for a record price of £1,300, the finishing touch to the day as it was also his son Ewan’s 12th birthday.

This year’s event attracted over 2,500 spectators who, as well as watching the carvers, were able to browse the many stalls and stands.

Commenting on the organisation of the day, Iain said: "This event is like a well-oiled machine. The weather was great - but then it never rains in Carrbridge."

1st Iain Chalmers - Scotland - Early Morning Alarm Call
2nd Flavio Favaro - Italy - Ancient Column
3rd Jonny Stableford - Scotland - Barely Able
Best New Entrant John Brady - Australia - This is Not a Gumtree
People's Choice - Iain Chalmers - Scotland

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, The Badenoch and Strathspey Pipe Band, craft and food stalls, refreshments, a beer tent as well and numerous side shows and family activities. Highland Council's Countryside Rangers will be attending this year and will be launching their new self-led woodland trail about the wonders of wood ants, their lives, habits and peculiar traits! 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.

2013 Event

The date for 2013 is Saturday 31st of August 2013.

2012 Winner Contact Info

Iain Chalmers the 2012 winner can be contacted on 0786 271 7829

Web: www.chainsawcreations.co.uk

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.

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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