We organised the first Ceilidh for Nature in December 2023 with the aim of inspiring people to do more for nature while also showing them a good time. The event was a massive success with well over 200 people coming and we are now planning a bigger and better version for December 2024! The ceilidh is a collaboration with Rachel Ives of Balmerino, a regenerative farm and wool producing company on the banks of the Tay. 

Last year we had some incredible speakers, including Peter Cairns of Scotland: The Big Picture, who has been at the vanguard of Scotland’s rewilding movement for decades, and Sam Parsons who runs Balcaskie, a pioneering organic farm in the East Neuk of Fife. Wild Rover provided local, seasonal, scrumptious and sustainable food and fife cider was on offer from Aipple as well as fizz produced locally using apples and the traditional method by Naughton Cider Company. The Haggis Chasers ceilidh band kept the party going into the wee hours! 

We were also very pleased to raise money from the event for Footprint East Neuk, a local environmental charity.