About Us

With a wealth of experience, the Below Canvas team have been involved in the Scottish events industry for over 10 years, having created over 400 events!

What we do

Tipi LightsWith extensive backgrounds in the industry, our top dogs are well-versed in planning and delivering successful events. Starting with our sister company, award-winning Make Believe Events, back in 2009 – the team have since been involved in more than 4000 events. With a focus on linen hire, props and lighting, the obvious choice when looking for a new venture to complement this was some kind of venue or event space. After a bit of research into marquees and some brick & mortar options, we fell in love with the tipis at an open day we attended near London. The realisation that we could share these magnificent structures with our customers in the West of Scotland and further afield was just too much to pass up and we started out with 3 tipis in 2015. From there we have continued to add to our range of both tipis and accompanying accessories!

We love our tipis that little bit more every time we walk inside, so we are huge advocates for more and more events being held within them. But we also recognise that selecting a company to supply such an integral part of your wedding, festival or party comes down to more than just the product – our clients value the high level of customer service, flexibility and wealth of knowledge we bring to the table too. Just check out our testimonials to see all our happy clients!


Who’s Who?


Our captain who you are likely to speak to should you make an enquiry. He’ll provide you with a starting quote & layout so you can get your planning underway. He will work out floor calculations, deal with any risk assessments or other paperwork some venues require and generally make sure you are being looked after throughout the hire process! More than likely he’ll be on site during your tipi build too.


Co-captain and our person in charge of marketing – including open days, promo events and social media. Heather is at the other end of our Facebook & Instagram accounts when she is not out onsite managing the crew. Heather is also the chief over at Make Believe Events so is a great person to speak to about any decor requirements once you have the bigger aspects sorted.

The rest of the team

Our seasonal team come from a range of backgrounds and keep busy with other projects when they are not out raising tipis. We also draw upon our ever-growing team from our sister company to assist now and again so we have no shortage of experienced crew members to call upon.