Cateran Stories


Image courtesy of Clare Cooper

Over the coming months we’ll be collecting stories about folk who live and work around the Cateran Trail which you’ll be able to enjoy here. If you’ve got a story you’d like us to cover, then get in touch here.

The Community Councillor’s Story: Morag Young

Morag Young combines her creative skills running a tattoo studio with being Chair of Blairgowrie Community Council. Clare Cooper, co-producer of Cateran’s Common Wealth found out a little about how she came to be in this very important civic role.   Morag Young at a Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council meeting Can you tell us […]

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The Poet’s Story: Jim C. Mackintosh

Jim C. Mackintosh was born and raised in Perthshire and currently resides in Perth. Clare Cooper, co-producer of Cateran’s Common Wealth caught up with him to hear about how he is spreading the word about his craft and what poetry means to him.   Photo, Jim C. Mackintosh W.H Auden said that “A poet is, […]

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The Shop Keepers Story: Margaret Ferguson, Grocer

“Margaret is, in many ways, the true spirit of Alyth. There is a real comfort in the unchanging nature of her shop. A warm welcome awaits all who cross her threshold and she offers an experience that is so much more than shopping. Margaret has a genuine warmth and she knows her customers and their […]

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The Artist’s Story: Andrew Hunter, Painter

Andrew Hunter is a graphic designer and artist who lives and works in Enochdhu near Kirkmichael, the start of one of the most glorious and remote sections of the Cateran Trail which winds up from the village of Kirkmichael, through Enochdhu up to the highest point of the Trail at An Lairag, then down to the […]

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