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Launch of Walks & Talks Programme

Saturday 25th March saw the launch of our Walks & Talks Programme. First off was artist in residence Deirdre Nelson walking from Alyth to Bridge of Cally with a group of walkers.   Coming up are 14 other walks and talks spreading over seven months and running into September all arranged to share the rich diversity […]

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A Story of the Cateran Trail in 100 Objects Launched

A Story of the Cateran Trail in 100 Objects is the first of three Cateran’s Common wealth projects to launch this week with a 4 month public campaign to crowdsource ideas for 100 objects that tell the story of the Trail’s history right up until the present day. A dramatic view of Gleann Beag where […]

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Guardians of the Stone

On 22nd September, 22 youngsters from Rattray Primary School undertook a heritage walk to view one of Scotland’s finest Iron Age Forts, Barry Hill next to Alyth. Accompanying them were Nicky Mcfarlane, Primary School teacher at Rattray and volunteers Scott Whyte, parent, Alison Hall of Historic Holidays Scotland and Clare Cooper, co-producer of Cateran’s Common […]

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Full Funding For First Wave of Projects Achieved

At last we are able to go public on the fact that after 16 months of solid fundraising we have achieved full funding for our first three projects!   Looking toward Glenshee from the Cateran Trail at the top of Alyth Hill, Photo, Clare Cooper Ironically, given the Brexit decision, the last piece of our […]

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One More Funding Decision to Go!

It’s been a long haul trying to put the fundraising together to launch the programme. Over the last 14 months we’ve been pitching our plans to dozens of public and private funders across the UK and even in Europe and we are now one decision away from knowing whether we achieved our first fundraising target of […]

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Vanora: The Opera receives early stage development funding

We heard on Friday that we had received a grant from the Foyle Foundation to undertake research and development on our idea to turn the Vanora legend into an opera as part of the Cateran’s Common Wealth programme.   Janis Hart, Zoe Strachan, Kally Lloyd Jones, Jessica Cottis on top of Barry Hill, Photo Clare […]

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First stage map of Cateran’s Cultural Assets Map Launched

We’ve just launched the first stage results of our mapping exercise, which aims to make visible all those working with arts and culture around the Trail and all the historical and archaeological sites in the vicinity. You can see the map here.   Photo, courtesy of Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust   Please get in […]

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A new tartan which honours Perthshire’s berry-growing heritage

A new tartan which honours Perthshire’s berry-growing heritage has been unveiled by a local weaver. Photo by WarpWeftWeave   Called Blairgowrie Berries and Cherries, the fabric, is a vibrant mix of pinks, purples and greens. It was designed by weaver Ashleigh Slater and is registered to local fruit growers Thomas Thomson (Blairgowrie) Ltd. The area […]

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The Story Box project in the news!

The Story Box project, one of the first projects to start getting of the ground in the Cateran’s Common Wealth programme, made the Courier and the Blairie this week!   Marian Bruce, Producer of The Story Box   The Story Box is a community audio artwork and oral history project which aims to capture the […]

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Heartland FM Interview about Cateran’s Common Wealth

Heartland FM is an award-winning local radio station serving Perthshire, Scotland. You can listen live anywhere in the world online at heartlandfm.co.uk and in Perthshire on 97.5 and 106.6 FM.   Clare Cooper was delighted to speak to Shona Whyte about the project and you can hear her short interview, broadcast on the 16th October […]

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