SCPA South Coast Field Day 2017 revives old skills

The SCPA South Coast Field Days offered the opportunity to step back in time and get back to basics over the weekend, showcasing traditional skills and useful crafts from along the coast and beyond. 

From blacksmithing to straw bale building, cheese making to sheep dog training, there was a traditional skill for every taste on offer at the Cobargo Showgrounds.

The weekend’s hot and windy weather wasn’t enough to turn the crowds away, with organisers reporting a good turnout to the event.

There was plenty on offer for visitors, who could gain some knowledge from the lineup of presenters at the speakers tent on topics such as housing alternatives, traditional tools, local food systems and sustainable farming.

For those who wanted to take away more practical skills, demonstrations and workshops were held in the artisan shed, leaving many visitors inspired to adopt old techniques shown in new ways at home.