Computer Games, Jacobites and Herb Gardens!

We fund the Duncarron Medieval Village project in many ways, some of which are a bit unusual for a history-based charity. For example; the skills of our trained warriors, at Combat International, are not only in demand for live-action movie shoots, but they have also been contracted to bring computer game characters to life. The lastest ‘Dawn of War’ game, the imaginatively entitled ‘Dawn of War III’ is one such project. You can watch a ‘making of’ vid of this production by clicking HERE!

Another fundraising project we have recently been involved with is an advertising campaign for The National Trust for Scotland. The campaign features Jacobites, which we were happy to supply! We’ll add a link to the campaign as soon as one becomes available. You can view our short, but sweet, appearance in the advertising campaign here:

Work on site has been ongoing this month, with our main project being the upgrading of our herb garden. Herbs were widely used in medicines and in cooking, so such a garden would not have been out of place in a medieval fortified village. If you’re coming along to Spirit of Duncarron in June, you’ll be able to see them on site.

We’ve added a new ‘Galleries’ feature to the page and you can see some images of the garden in progress. The ‘Galleries’ will be added to, showing images of events and projects at The Village, so make sure you check in regularly! You can get the Galleries by following the page’s toolbar tab (under the header banner) or by clicking HERE!

Finally, and talking about the header banner, we have a new one! Isn’t it pretty! A huge thank you to friend of the trust, Paul Reeves, for putting it together for us. Be sure to follow our Clanranald, Duncarron, Education and Combat International Facebook pages for more information on the work that The Clanranald Trust for Scotland does.

Image: Combat International volunteers go Jacobite for The National Trust for Scotland.

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Easter Fundraiser!

Our Easter fundraiser was held over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of April. Loads of you came along, and it was especially great to see so many youngsters taking part in the crafting activities that we laid on! A huge thank you to all of you who came to see us, and another huge thank you to our volunteers who gave up their weekend to help out – both at HQ and at Duncarron itself.
While we were having fun at our HQ, another team of volunteers was on site working on our upgraded herb garden. Herbs were used as medicines, as well as in cooking, so this would have been an invaluable area of any medieval fortified village.
Our next major fundraiser will be SPIRIT OF DUNCARRON, which will be held at the Village itself. We’re delighted to have the awesome Dolmen adding to the THUNDER of Saor Patrol. Great music and medieval mayhem, what’s not to like?
Pics from the Easter fundraiser can be found HERE!
Details of Spirit of Duncarron can be found HERE!
Link to the official Spirit facebook event page is HERE!

Thanks again to all who came to, or helped out with, our Easter fundraiser. We hope to see you again in June!

Image: Callander local Wayne, and his boys, enjoying our eggcellent Easter fundraiser!

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