In the Highlands, communities gathered together and traveled as a group to the sheiling. Certainly, all the Bealtaine customs to protect the home, kin, and animals would have been completed before the move to the sheiling or booley took place. In some communities, the fire rituals were done at Midsummer, instead.
Everything within my dwelling or in my possession,
All kine and crops, all flocks and corn,
To Samhain Eve from Beltaine Eve,
With goodly progress and gentle blessing,
From sea to sea, and every river mouth,
From wave to wave, and base of waterfall.
One of the mainstay activities within The Sheiling is our market, providing an outlet for a wide variety of independent marketeers.
Typically you'll find locally made art and craft items, fresh produce (in season), bric a brac, books, clothing, DVDs, jewellery, vinyl, souvenirs, ceramics, knitwear etc.
If you live locally and are interested in being a part of our market, please Contact Us