The Tolbooth organised two FREE workshops on 2nd November. To learn about herbal magic or to make your own lantern then joining the Halloween Lantern Parade. 


Herbal Magic and Potent Potion

Storyteller and former student of herbal medicine Amanda Edmiston, Botanica Fabula, led participants into a witches’ garden seen through stories and invited you all to try a potion or two for yourselves!

  • The Tolbooth
  • 2 Nov 2019
  • 1pm – 2.15pm  10 and under ( accompanied by an adult )

  • 2.30pm – 3.45pm   11 to  adult

Will you risk a sip of the brew that cures a bump from a dancing tree?

Can you help create an ancient cough syrup and do you dare try it? 

What did they use to help them see fairies in the 17th century? 

Find the answers hidden in the stories and take your findings and formulas home if you dare, in this interactive, workshop full of tastes, teas and tales.

WARNING * this workshop contains neeps!*

The workshops were FREE, however, advanced booking was required.

Lantern Making Crafty Drop In

You created your own spooky lantern and took it to the Lantern Parade!