Welcome to the new Grampian Carties web site. This web site has been set up to provide information, support and encouragement for cartie builders, competitors and event organisers.
Recent years have seen an increase in interest in the humble soapbox cartie in and around Aberdeen, with successful events being held at Catterline, Stonehaven and Monymusk. This web site has been set up in order to give teams and organisers of these events a place to swap ideas and also to encourage new teams and events by providing the information they need to get involved.
The resources section contains hints and tips on building your cartie and it is planned to also add a section on event planning and organization for people who are interested in setting up a cartie event in their area.
If you register with Grampian Carties , you will be able to log in and ask questions or even offer advice and help to others.
The calendar section will contain dates of upcoming events, both local and not so local - if you are an event organiser then send us the details about your event and we'll add it to the list.
There is also a forum for open discussions of anything vaguely soapboxy, and a page of links to other relevant sites.
Although primarily focussed on the North East of Scotland, there is information of interest to soapbox enthusiasts everywhere, and the aim is for the site to grow in time into a repository of advice and information based on the experiences of everyone who contributes.