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Q&A with Photography Tutor Ewan Barry

Q&A with Photography Tutor Ewan Barry

Edinburgh-based Photographer Ewan Barry runs our popular Photography courses here at Gartmore House. We grabbed him in between shoots for a few questions over a quick cuppa and piece of cake... Q: Give us your top 3 take-away tips for great photos A: 1. Get to know...

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Come Dancing and enjoy lots of health benefits!

Come Dancing and enjoy lots of health benefits!

Want to learn to waltz like they do on Strictly? Instead of just admiring the dancers on the telly, why not join them! Studies show that dancing is so good for you. Here are some of the benefits (in case you needed reminding why all those Strictly contestants look so...

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FAQs about your stay with us at Gartmore House

FAQs about your stay with us at Gartmore House

This blog covers: FAQs about bedrooms and facilities at the House. FAQs about finding us. FAQs about food & drink. FAQs about craft & activity breaks. We look forward to welcoming you to Gartmore House! FAQs about bedrooms and facilities at the House Are the...

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Happy National Thread The Needle Day

Happy National Thread The Needle Day

Today is National Thread The Needle Day which is the perfect excuse to get out the sewing machine.  Although today is a day for sewing and those who enjoy the craft, it also has another meaning. The term "threading the needle" generally means to find a path through...

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Where is Gartmore and what can you do there?

Where in the world is Gartmore?! Gartmore House enjoys a picturesque location in a private 75 acre estate, located in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. We are in the midst of the 50,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, stretching from the eastern...

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Why we love crafting

Why we love crafting

Crafting is something we are passionate about at Gartmore House.  Crafting comes in so many shapes and sizes. Some of our favourites here are knitting, sewing, felting, painting and lace-making. Crafting offers many benefits.  Some of us enjoy the full focus...

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Happy World Music Day from Gartmore House

Happy World Music Day from Gartmore House

Music is something we love to embrace here at Gartmore House and World Music Day is a fantastic celebration of music in all of its forms and the impact it has on so many of us. Here are 5 reasons why we love music:   A sense of achievement Learning to dance (we...

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Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House

Happy Festival of Learning Week from Gartmore House

Today marks the start of the Festival of Learning Week, which is a celebration of lifelong learning and an opportunity for everyone to get involved and have a go.  Whether you already have a passion to learn, are thinking about having a go at learning something new,...

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National Sewing Machine Day

National Sewing Machine Day

Today is National Sewing Machine Day and there are so many benefits to this fantastic creation. A sewing machine allows us to make our own clothes, to repair worn, torn or unused clothes and perhaps to re-design old clothing.  Who doesn't love to be a fashion trend...

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