When is the Festival?

The next Scottish Yarn Festival will take place on 7 September 2024 at Errol Showground, Perthshire.  The Scottish Wool Producers Showcase is a separate event hosted by the same team and it will take place on 23 March 2024 at the Dewars Centre, Perth.  We would advise signing up for our newsletter for more specific event  information to be sent directly to your inbox once it becomes available:  newsletter


Where can I get tickets?

Tickets for The Scottish Yarn Festival will be released in the summer of 2024.  We would recommend purchasing your tickets early and in advance as a limited number of tickets will be available on the door and we are unable to reserve these under any circumstances.  

Tickets for the next Scottish Wool Producers Showcase will be released at 8pm GMT on 19 February.


What Covid precautions are you taking?

Although there are no longer legal requirements to wear masks at our event we would ask all attendees to still consider wearing a mask when and where possible as many of our vendors, Team, attendees, and loved ones remain clinically vulnerable.  Hand sanitiser will be provided throughout our event area.  Most vendors will accept contactless payments but all will accept cash,  Vendors at our events have always been well spaced out and we are known for our wide accessible aisles.


Is parking available at the Dewars Centre?

The Dewars Centre has 200 car parking spaces available on site which it shares with the neighbouring leisure pool and will also be in use by our vendors.  Please be mindful of our attendees with limited physical mobility when choosing where to park, although disabled parking is available at our venue.  Free parking is available in all Council owned car parks and on-street pay and display on Sundays only (please check before leaving your vehicle.)  The nearest long-stay car park is the South Inch Car Park, Shore Road.  For detailed parking information please see this guide:  https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/14739/Parking-in-Perth-City-Centre.  Information about Perth Park&Ride (Broxden) is available here:  https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/14972/Perth-Park-Ride-Broxden-  


Where are the nearest public transport links?

The Dewars Centre is conveniently located close to both Perth Railway Station, Perth Bus Station, and directly opposite a bus stop serviced by Park and Ride services (Saturday only – please refer to the guide above.)  

Transport information specifically relevant to The Scottish Yarn Festival in September will be shared prior to tickets for this event being released.


Will you have seating areas available?

The Scottish Wool Producers Showcase:  Seating areas will be available on the First Floor of our event.

The Scottish Yarn Festival:  Rest areas with seating will be available in the Jim Clark Hall.

If you have difficulty standing while queueing please advise Security once you arrive.


Is the Dewars Centre mobility aid / wheelchair accessible?

All areas of the Dewars Centre are mobility aid and wheelchair accessible with a lift accessing the first floor and low graduated ramps from the outside of the building to the front door.  If you are concerned that your wheelchair or mobility aids may not fit in the lift please email us at hello@thescottishyarnfestival.com prior to purchasing your tickets so that we can check the dimensions for you.


Where is the nearest cash point / ATM?

ATMs are located at all the main banks within Perth City Centre as well as at Morrisons on Caledonia Road and instore in ALDI on Glasgow Road.


Do I need a child’s ticket?

Accompanied children under 16 do not need a General Entry Ticket.  Please do not buy your under 16 child a ticket in advance from our website as our volunteers will be unable to process refunds on the door for tickets bought in error.  Under 18s and babies are not permitted in our classes or social events.


Do you offer concessionary tickets?

Wheelchair and mobility scooter users, or those using two walking sticks or crutches  may apply for a free companion ticket if bought in advance.  Please notify us of your ticket number and companion’s name by emailing us at hello@thescottishyarnfestival.com at least 72 hours before attending our events.  Please note we do not offer any other concessionary tickets at this time but it you have another diagnosed medical disability that will prevent you from attending on your own please contact us on the above email address and we will do our best of offer a solution where possible.


I bought a ticket and can no longer go.  Can I swap it or get a refund?

All our tickets are automatically generated and issued to the registered address at time of purchase, therefore we are unable to cancel and refund or swap them once sales have been completed.  All advance ticket holders agreed to our terms and conditions of sale before being able to proceed to the checkout on our website.  We strongly advise that you book leave from work – if applicable – before committing to buying any tickets.


Can I bring my dog?

Only assistance dogs are permitted in our venues.