Saturday the 27th August was another first for BrassBox. We set up our very first trade stand at the 221st Nairn Show. The Nairn Show, established in 1798 is a fabulous event which show cases the very best of farming and agriculture as well as a large array of hand-crafted products and food. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather, the original forecast had been for heavy rain and although the grey clouds were thick and low at times, it didn’t rain on our parade!
The Nairn Show was a fantastic learning experience for us. It gave us a chance to evaluate our display and figure out how long it takes us to set up and take down. There’s lots of changes we’d like to make to our next stand which will include a display of varying heights. We’re also on a mission to make our stand more “dynamic” to encourage people to interact and engage with us. We are keen to explain to our customers how we make all of our products and the history behind some of the raw products we use - especially the whisky barrel staves and lids.
The product that was admired the most was, funnily enough, a product that almost didn’t make it to the show. We were up working on it until 11pm on the night before! I’m so glad we did though, because the finished result was lovely. We designed a clock made from a whisky barrel lid and it really did look stunning. Unfortunately, we didn’t photograph it after we had finished making it and sadly, we only have photographs taken by mobile phone on the day of the show. Another clock is definitely on the menu and will be uploaded to the website soon.
Our next day out is in August, this time it’s The Northern Scot Wedding fair, which will be held at Moray College in Elgin. We’ll have much different products at this event, but looking forward to it just as much. We’ve really enjoyed helping several couples add the perfect finishing touches to their big day!