About Tattie Bogal
Why a Tattie Bogal? The beginning!
The idea to hold a Tattie Bogal came in 2011 from Lesley Hellon who, amongst a host of other roles, was the Chair of the Local Community Hall Association until May 2012 and She now leads the Skye Youth Drop In. She is ALWAYS coming up with ideas for activities for the young and not so young in the Community and this was no different. She wanted to come up with something to bring all ages of the Community together and to engender some Community Spirit which she certainly achieved as the numbers of Scarecrows around the North West of Skye in 2011 just grew and grew! It started with a Workshop in June where around 40 Bogals were created by those who attended. Once they got these home and erected outside their houses, they looked so fantastic that people who were unable to attend the workshop started creating their own Bogals until there were over 100 in all dotted along the route!
The success of 2011 was down to some great ideas and planning and discussions led to lots of events through out the area.
The whole Tattie Bogal festival could not have taken place without the funding from Awards For All to whom we are extremely grateful.
Further funding from Village SOS in 2012 saw another bumper year with some more fantastic creations. We made enough money to sustain the project for 2013 yet again we delivered another fantasic Tattie Bogal festival. Many communities all over Skye have been in touch all wanting us to expand the festival to all over the island, this is our plan for 2014.