Scottish Totem Poles 2005

Click here for info about Scottish Totem Poles in previous years

The National Museum of Scotland supports Scottish Totem Poles, and there is more about Totem poles on their website- Click here!

An article by Steve McGrail about Kenny Grieve and Scottish Totem Poles appeared in The Scots Magazine in November 2005

Right Click here to download this article

Carving at Prestonpans 29th August - 3rd September

Click here for a map to help you find the carving location: come along and join in!

Second Carving at Kelty 16th - 27th August

The team with the new pole in Blairadam Woods just after the raising
L to R: Jada, Xwa Lack Tun, Kenny, Huuyaah and Tlakwa-Gila
A good crowd turned out for the raising of the pole

Carving under way at Stranraer 28 March - 5 April

First Pictures: Click the images to see them bigger in a new window

Opening Night at Kelty

Carving started at Kelty on Saturday 19th March

The Carvers




Kenny Grieve

A new participant this year, and most welcome to Scotland:

Traditional carver, dancer and drummer from Gilford Island B.C.
Peace and environmental activist, "Save the whales"

A welcome return by Kenny's transatlantic partner in the project.

See previous years for lots more about this artist.

Another welcome new participant this year:

(Huuyaah means "Old wisdom of Raven)
Born in Masset, B.C., QCA.
"Invited by the good people of Kelty to carve a totem pole or two called Cultural Sharing"

Project director

What can we say?...

Some Pictures from Kelty

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Kenny introduces the carvers
Another song

Exhibition at Scottish Parliament

March 22nd to 24th

Kelty Pole

19th March: Kelty Community Centre: Reception and carving starts

Carving each day thereafter from 9 am to 6 pm, ALL welcome, until...

26th March: Pole Raising Ceremony

5th - 10th April : Kelty Community Centre: Carving and activities

Stranraer and Port Patrick Poles

28th March - 3rd April

Carving will be happening in Park Primary School, Stranraer 9 am - 6 pm daily

Carving will be happening in Port Patrick Primary School 9 am - 6 pm

All welcome!

3rd April: Pole Raising Ceremonies

Story Telling, Guided Drawing, Drumming

Sessions will be organised throughout the carving periods. Watch this space and local publicity for dates, times etc.

Prestonpans, Huntly and Aberdeen Poles

Poles and activities are being planned for this autumn.

What happened in 2003 What Happened in 2002

Aberdeen Benachie Dalbeattie Dunkeld Huntly Fife Dundee Portpatrick Stranraer Strathdon