Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition
Date: Saturday 2nd September 2023
In the picturesque village of Carrbridge, in the Scottish Highlands (around a 30 minute drive from the Seelies), you will find an extraordinary event that combines art, craftsmanship, and friendly competition. Carve Carrbridge, the Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving Competition, has its roots in the early 2000s and has since become a prominent fixture in the area’s calendar.
This captivating contest brings together talented chainsaw artists from around the globe, showcasing their exceptional skills and awe-inspiring creations crafted entirely from wood.
As you wander around you’ll be fascinated by the speed, precision, and creativity on display, with artists transforming logs into incredible sculptures in just a few hours. From intricate animals and mythical creatures to striking abstract designs, there’s something to captivate your imagination at every turn. The competition’s friendly, yet spirited atmosphere encourages you to engage with the artists, learn about their inspirations, and even pick up a few tips on the art of chainsaw carving.
In addition to the main competition, Carve Carrbridge offers a range of activities for you to enjoy. With local food and drink stalls, live music performances, woodcarving demonstrations, and plenty of opportunities to purchase unique handcrafted wooden items, this enchanting event offers a memorable experience for all ages.