We took our best crew to Edinburgh to meet Edinburgh University’s challenge of erecting the vintage tent on a hard standing town centre square. We were there for the first Vintage Village event put on to raise money for local charities.

After taking advice from a specialist tent ballast supplier for the Fringe festival, Infinite Event Solutions , who were superb support, we accepted the challenge. The weights we used were based on guidelines from MUTA and the Institute of Structural Engineers.

500kg weight being swung into place


Anchor block & Wooden rails in place, canvas starting to be laid out


Hooray up she rises, early in the evening

We used 20tonne of weights to anchor the 6x20m vintage tent. Weather has been kind infact it’s been spring like.

We had a few 20mph gusts which the tent coped with fine.


Thanks to Emily & Ellie, the fete organisers, who pushed us to take on this challenge and who we were hellbent on getting this tent.

We’ve featured this Vintage Military Tent in Edinburgh job in our case studies. To read more on the Edinburgh job click here.