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The Story Box Launched!

The Story Box, a new community-led oral history archive, was launched today, Thursday 18th May in Alyth Market Square.   Alyth Primary School youngsters opening The Story Box with one of their songs The box was opened by Dorothy Lothian, the oldest contributor to the archive, who recounts tales of her rural childhood during World […]

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A Story of the Cateran Trail in 100 Objects: Community Panel Chooses Final List

The final 100 Objects to be included in “A Story of the Cateran Trail in 100 Objects” have now been chosen.   The project was launched in November 2016 with a campaign to crowdsource ideas for 100 objects that tell the story of the Trail’s history right up until the present day. Folk who live and […]

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Scotland’s Sounds Network funds Researcher in Residence for The Story Box

The Scotland’s Sounds Network has just confirmed that they are able to support a Researcher in Residence as part of The Story Box project. The overarching aim of the network is to improve the care of and the access to Scotland’s heritage recorded sounds. Naomi Harvey is a PhD researcher with a background in working […]

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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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