February Update

As February comes to an end, it’s time for our monthly review! February, being the shortest month, seemed have little or no effect on the amount of stuff we packed into it. We’ve been filming again this month – for the NTS, on Macbeth and, as you may have read yesterday, Charlie is in Istanbul filming on Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, The Water Diviner – by special request of Mr Crowe himself! And that’s just the filming we’re allowed to talk about at the moment.

This month also saw The Clanranald Trust for Scotland involved in the press opening of the new visitors centre. Members of the Trust were dressed in medieval gear and provided some excellent photo opportunities for the world’s press. Some of the guys who were involved in the motion capture filming gave interviews about how that worked. The trust will also be involved in the official opening of the centre this weekend. If you are in the area, you should definitely check the centre out – it’s an excellent experience, fun for all the family, while commemorating those who lost their lives on both sides of the battle.

Charlie announced that Saor Patrol would be appearing at the SxSW festival in Austin, Texas – one of the largest festivals on the planet. The Thunder of Saor Patrol will help spread the word about our DunCarron Medieval Village. project to an even larger audience than before. Speaking of DunCarron, work has continued on site – particularly with regards to roofing our roundhouse and the preparation for construction of an armoury!

The diary for March seems to be filled already, so it looks like next month will be as busy as ever. We hope that February found all our friends and supporters safe and healthy, and that it was as productive as our month was.

Paul, on behalf of the entire Clanranald Trust for Scotland team.

Image: Dr Tony Pollard ponders his next move on the Bannockburn centre’s battle strategy game, watched by members of the Trust and the world’s press.
Tony Pollard at Bannockburn Centre

A busy January for the Trust

The first month of the new year is coming to an end, and what a month it has been! This January, The Clanranald Trust for Scotland has:

  • Seen our Chief visit Australia at the request of friend and Trust supporter Russell Crowe.
  • Had our volunteers shoot a new advertising campaign for the National Trust for Scotland.
  • Seen us become involved in no less than ELEVEN new filming projects!
  • Seen work continue on the roundhouse roof at DunCarron Medieval Village.
  • And seen the release of Charlie’s Army on DVD!

Plus, on top of all that, we’ve been busy planning our part in the Bannockburn 2014 commemorations and looking ahead to our own ‘open day’ weekends at DunCarron Medieval Village.

So, not a bad start to 2014 with many more busy months to look forward to this year. We hope your year got off to as great a start as ours did.

Paul

Clan at work

We won the WAR!

Thank you to all who came to Duncarron to see our WAR! event and saw Lord Sebastian defeat the attacking Lord Fiendish for control of the village!

We hope you all enjoyed it, and if you couldn’t make it please find a selection of photos from the event here on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.551284288259122.1073741842.159689460751942&type=3

Lord Fiendish battles Lord Sebastian

Lord Fiendish battles Lord Sebastian

The next event is already in planning and will be our annual Halloween event.
We have big plans…

Onwards and upwards!

Getting ready for WAR!

As you will know already, Duncarron is hosting a WAR! themed weekend (more here) on the 24th and 25th of August.

We have a very special announcement to make for the event…the battering ram (Rosie) from Robin Hood which was generously shipped up to Scotland for us by Russell Crowe will be on-site for the weekend!

We hope you can all come along to see her.

A special thanks to Forsyth’s of Denny and Ramsay’s Waterscapes for looking after her and helping us move her..

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Visiting Duncarron

We have been contacted by people who are keen to visit, and while we love the fact people are interested in the project please be aware Duncarron Medieval Village is not currently open for viewing on weekdays.
If you would like to visit, then please come on Saturdays when there will be someone available to show you round, or any of our forthcoming open weekends. The dates are available under “Events”.