Angling, a Sci-fi Con & The Smithsonian?

Angling, a Sci-Fi Con and the Smithsonian – that’s how we kicked off 2017!

We were once again delighted to be a part of the ceremony that began the salmon fishing season on the River Teith. Angling is not only important to rural economies, attracting anglers from around the globe, it’s also highly important for securing the future of fish species – like the Atlantic salmon – by ensuring that the waterways that the fish use are free from pollutants, etc.

We were excited to be a part of this year’s Capital Sci-fi Con – which raised an amazing £73,608.97 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (aka CHAS). Members from our Combat International team spoke about their work in movies, and Trust volunteers spoke about the work that we do at Clanranald, including the Duncarron Medieval Village project. It was great to raise awareness of our work, while helping to raise funds for such a worthwhile cause!

As if this wasn’t enough to keep us busy, we were interviewed by employees of The Smithsonian Museum – we spoke about the importance of interactive, hands on educational techniques even in this digital age. We both understand the importance of giving young people a real taste of their history in order to enhance their educational experience. Learning should always be fun! And while we were being interviewed by the Smithsonian, Duncarron itself was being photographed for inclusion into a directory of exciting and interesting film locations in Scotland. Hopefully this will bring further awareness and fundraising opportunities for our project in the future.

Looking to the rest of the year – we already have 4 confirmed events this year, which can be viewed by hovering over the events tab on our webpage. Please check our webpage and social media pages regularly (Clanranald Trust & Duncarron on Facebook) as more events will be added, and more details for confirmed events will be made available. We really hope that you can come along to one of these events to see the work that we do first hand!

Image: Members of Combat International rock ‘The Krampus’ and meet a couple of Wookies at 2017’s Capital Sci-fi Con.


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