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My life as a museum novice!

In August 2018, Ellen Pryde, began her journey in the Museum sector thanks to Museums Galleries Scotland's Skills for Success Trainee programme. Here are Ellen's words describing the start of her journey.

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Midsummer Friends

Our Midsummer Music event on 21st June each year has been the catalyst for many fantastic friendships between the Crannog, staff and our visitors!

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The inspirational William Kent

Will Kent visited us with his parents in April this year. He was so inspired by what he discovered that he asked if he could possibly come to us for work experience.

Will has a condition affecting his eyesight which has been deteriorating since he was 6. He faces the prospect of losing his vision completely but Will is an inspiration to us all because he lets nothing get in his way. These are his own words of his experience at the Centre!

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The Celtic Tradition of Handfasting

'Taking each other's hand in marriage' is a well-known phrase but have you ever stopped to think about where it comes from? Handfasting is probably the answer ...

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Vocational Pathway Fund

The Scottish Crannog Centre has been named as one of the recipients of Museums Galleries Scotland’s Vocational Pathways Fund.

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Our Priceless Emergency Services

One of our volunteers was taken ill with a heart attack last week and the response from our emergency services was just amazing!

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Loch Tay Young Archaeology Club

February 2018 sees the launch of Loch Tay Young Archaeologists' Club ‘YAC’ which we are very excited about. The Club aims to get involved in demonstrations, craft activities, museum object handling, visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historical places and lots more.

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Successful start for the Loch Tay Young Archaeologists' Club

Youngsters from the local area enjoyed a day full of learning and fun at the first meeting of the Loch Tay Young Archaeologists' Club.

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New Beginnings!

After more than twenty years, Barrie Andrian retired as Managing Director of the Scottish Crannog Centre on 31st December 2017.

Barrie has been succeeded by Mike Benson who took over with effect from 1st January 2018.

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The Storm damage - the problem, the solution!

The storms earlier this year caused chaos and misery for a lot of people and while the Crannog Roundhouse survived with hardly any damage, the Centre's site wasn't so lucky.

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Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Support for Projects at the Centre

The Scottish Crannog Centre is grateful to Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER for part-supporting some of our events programme in 2017 together with a co-ordinator.

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Road works outside the Crannog on 20 May

There will be restricted access along the C451 South Loch Tay road to the Scottish Crannog Centre on Friday 20th May while BT carry out essential repairs

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Museum Accreditation

We submitted our application to Museums and Galleries Scotland in May 2017. We should receive the result by the end of this year, following an inspection in September. Wish us luck, and stay tuned for more news later.

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ETAPE Cycle Race - Road Closures 08 May 2016

The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia Cycle event will take place on 08 May this year. While roads to the Centre remain open, some roads in the area will be closed.

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Etape Caledonia 2017

The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia Cycle Race returns to Highland Perthshire in 2017.

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Dun Deardail Archaeology Festival –Crannog Outreach Event

August 20th, 2016

Meet some of our Scottish Crannog Centre crew in a pop-up Iron Age event as we join forces with Forest Enterprise and the Nevis Landscape Partnership at the Dun Deardail Archaeology Festival on Saturday 20th August from 11am – 4pm.

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Crannog Research Director and Founder Awarded OBE

We are thrilled and very proud to announce that Dr Nick Dixon has been awarded an OBE.

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Crannog features on BBC Britain Facebook Live Feed

We were very excited when BBC Britain contacted us about broadcasting a live feed from the Crannog and we were not disappointed!

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Crannog features in VisitScotland Virtual Reality App

VisitScotland have developed a new virtual reality travel experience which allows anyone, wherever they are in the world, to be immersed in Scotland's remarkable attractions through stunning 360° video and photographs.

The Scottish Crannog Centre is very proud to have been chosen as one of those attractions.

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Christmas Shopping at the Crannog

The fabulous giftshop at the Centre is open until 31 October and is filled with unique and unusual items so pop in and bag an early Christmas present while you still can!

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Centre awarded Full Museum Accreditation!

We are delighted to announce that the Centre has been awarded Full Museum Accreditation by Museums Galleries Scotland!

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Bronze Sword Workshop at the Centre

*FULLY BOOKED*
This is a two-day workshop led by Neil Burridge exploring the manufacture of bronze swords in the late Bronze Age. The group will work together to cast a sword using charcoal and Bronze Age methods. Then each participant will work on their own Ewart Park sword, cleaning, forging and looking at different ways handles were fitted.

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All systems go for opening on 26th March 2016

Getting the Centre ready for opening on 26th March has been hard but very rewarding work.

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20th Anniversary Celebration Success

A great evening was had by all when we celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the Centre with some specially invited guests.

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