Coming Home – willow sculpture project

We are very excited about our upcoming willow sculpture project, Coming Home, based on the abandoned township of Knockroy at Tiroran Community Forest.

The township was home to crofting families from before the 13th century until after the Highland Clearances, but now consists of over 25 ruined structures including houses, byres, kilns, and animal enclosures.

(For more information about Knockroy, see our Tiroran History page)

The sculpture project celebrates the people that once lived at Knockroy.

Local willow weaver, Alex James, of Isle of Mull Baskets, will work with participants to create willow and wood figurative sculptures to represent the historical community. The willow figures will portray past inhabitants going about daily life and livestock, such as sheep and cattle.


Book your place

The willow-weaving workshops run from Sunday 9th to Friday 14th February, 11.00am to 4.30pm at the Columba Centre in Fionnphort.
Places are limited and booking is essential.
You can book for a half or full day session.
Children over 8 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

On Saturday 15th February the sculptures will be placed on site at Knockroy at 1.30pm. All are welcome. 

Booking is via the SWMID office 01681 700021 or with Philip Yielder, Community Forester,

Please let us know if you require community transport.

Funded by Scottish Forestry

We are very grateful to Scottish Forestry for funding this project and enabling us to offer free entry to all participants. Tea and coffee will also be provided, but please bring your own lunch if you are staying all day.