Balmaha's Braw Weekend

Event Management

Balmaha's Braw Weekend is a festival of food, drink and live music that was staged in October 2015 and October 2016. The festival was organised and staged by The Oak Tree Inn and Event Managed by Paul Saunders Marketing.

The initial idea for Balmaha’s Braw Weekend came about as an initiative to celebrate 2015’s year of Food and Drink in Scotland. The owners at The Oak Tree Inn though took the idea to new levels, creating a full and rich experience with entertainment, crafts, demonstrations, live music, rides, attractions, family fun, as well as food and drink.


In 2016 the event started with a sell out 5 course meal produced by some of Scotland’s leading chefs, followed by two days of family fun and entertainment and a night of live music. The event was on a 5-acre green field site, on the banks of Loch Lomond and undercover in a huge marquee and steel shed. There was throughout an incredible atmosphere, with positive reviews from the events visitors.

The 2016 event was sponsored by Glengoyne Distillery, supported by Event Scotland and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. 103.1 Central FM was the official radio station for the festival.

The name and the concept attracted a lot of media interest and we gained coverage in local, regional and national press including The Daily Mail, Herald, STV and Evening Times.

Highlights Video

For Facebook, that year we created this preview video to promote the live music performances that were organised for the Saturday night.

Event Photography

Here are some of our photographs of the two festivals.

Festival Poster

Balmaha’s Braw Weekend Festival Poster

Balmaha’s Braw Weekend Festival Poster

The Results

Both festivals were incredibly popular. The second year in fact was so successful that the event reached full capacity very quickly on its second day. Balmaha’s Braw Weekend generated significant press and media coverage. This included STV, The Daily Mail and many more titles and programmes.


Based in Loch Lomond Paul Saunders Marketing works throughout Scotland providing marketing consultancy and digital creative media for businesses, charities and organisations of all sizes. Core services include Marketing Consultancy, Commercial Photography, Video Production, Websites, Aerial Filming, Social Media, Design & Branding and Events. To find out more call Paul on 01360 661029 or get in touch via the Hire Us page.

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