14 August 2013
The official opening of the new Culloden Path Network will be celebrated at a free opening day event featuring music and history. ...
The official opening of the new Culloden Path Network will be celebrated at a free opening day event featuring music and history. The event, on 17 August 2013, will take place between 2pm and 4pm and feature local musicians including:
- Abigail Millar Todd
- Fiddle Fort
- The Full Tilt Ceilidh Band
- The Kiltearn Fiddlers
- Donald Jack
- Innes White
Visitors are invited to come along to enjoy the beautiful music while walking, riding or cycling on the new network. The Scottish Government/LEADER-funded trail runs through historic sites (such as the Cumberland Stone) as well as the battlefield, plus local communities, fields and forests. Visitors can join the path anywhere along the trail and maps are available in advance from Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre.
Katey Boal, Learning Manager at the National Trust for Scotland, said: 'This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the six mile route through fields and forests. The event is about getting outside, enjoying our local landscape and exploring our culture. In addition to the music, interspersed along the path are benches that investigate the history of the land.'
The Culloden trail is the innovative creation of a partnership consisting of the National Trust for Scotland, The Highland Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and Balloch Community Council. Work on the path could not have been achieved without the generous support of landowners in the communities that are linked by the path.
Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5EU; tel: 0844 493 2159. Visit the Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre website.
(Image shows the TMC Fiddlers, pictured in Orkney).
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