Corncrake Ceilidh

14 Ògmhios 2024, 12:00  — 23:00

Kilmuir, Highland, Scotland, IV51 9WS

Làthaireachd shaor an-asgaidh

Corncrake holding up the sky, Scott Rogers 2024

Duilich, chan eil seo ri fhaighinn ach sa Bheurla an-dràsta.

What does it mean to be a (good) visitor?

Come join us on June 14th at Kilmuir Village Hall for an all day event in celebration of the Corncrake! More often heard than seen, this enigmatic bird is a very special part of the culture and ecology of the Hebrides. Bringing together music, storytelling, sculpture, birding, folklore, crofting and local history the Corncrake Ceilidh will finish with a midnight walk in Trotternish listening out for the bird’s well known crex crex’ call.

The event will feature contributions from artist Calum Ferguson, Professor Frank Rennie, RSPB Corncrake Project Officer Shelagh Parlane, and more special invited guests.

The event is hosted by ATLAS Arts and collaborators Scott Rogers and Yasmin Nurming-Por. The Corncrake Ceilidh is the first aspect of Traon: Summer Visitors, a three-part project exploring ecology, tourism and tradition in relation to the Corncrake.

All aspects of the event will be free of charge. Location TBC very soon!

Event Schedule

12:30: Lunch including corncrake shortbread

13:00: Children’s bird walk and art workshop with Scott Rogers


18:00: Talk by Dr Frank Rennie: Corncrake: An Ecology of an Enigma.

19:00–20:00: Community dinner with corncrake inspired recipes, film Screening Corncrake folklore sharing: here and around the world.

20:00–22:00 Family Ceilidh: corncrake song, music, and storytelling (open sharing)
22:00–23:00: Moonlight corncrake conservation walk with Shelagh Parlane


Kilmuir Hall is on ground level without steps, however does not have an accessible toilet.

We will have a hearing loop on request. The film screenings will not be captioned.

If we can make it easier for you to attend in any way please contact