Light the North


The Lighthouse Trail

Shining a light

on the region’s artistic talent



Supporting CLAN

cancer support for all




Discover the north east as you follow the trail of beautifully designed lighthouses.


You’re invited to join the exciting attraction in the north east this September.


Light the North showcases nationwide talent across the north east


Find out how schools and young people can get involved in the Learning Programme.

The Lighthouse trail

In September, CLAN Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art, is set to shine a light across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland with ‘Light the North’ the lighthouse trail. This is the latest art sculpture trail in Scotland following on from Oor Wullie to inspire artists, school and the public from across the country while raising fund for CLAN Cancer Support.

From September to November, the sculpture trail will draw people to explore, not only in Aberdeen, but the surrounding communities, Moray and the northern isles to see over forty-five 2.5m tall lighthouses, which will be designed by some of the UK’s most talented artists. This event is made all the more special as the trail will be present in each of the areas that CLAN Cancer Support operates. For over 36 years, CLAN has supported anyone affected by cancer, providing emotional and practical support to ensue that peoples well being needs are being taken care of at all states of the cancer journey.

At the end of trail, each of the lighthouse sculptures will be auctioned off and the funds raised will help CLAN to support even more people affected by cancer.

Latest News

1st September 2020

Local cancer charity CLAN Cancer Support, along with event partners Wild in Art, has launched new dates for art sculpture trail, Light the North. Previously scheduled to take place from September to November this year, p....
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20th May 2020

In light of the ongoing situation with Covid-19, and in close dialogue with its key partners, CLAN Cancer Support has taken the decision to postpone Light the North – the lighthouse trail, which was initially sched....
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8th January 2020

Schools across the north-east are being encouraged to sign up for a charity art project. Dozens of colourful lighthouses will be installed across the region for the Light the North programme in aid of CLAN Cancer Suppor....
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7th January 2020

A leading cancer support charity is calling for five final sponsors for its sculpture trail, which will be the biggest trail the north-east has ever seen. CLAN Cancer Support, which has partnered with Wild in Art to bri....
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5th January 2020

VisitScotland, Scotland’s national tourism organisation is calling for artists to submit designs for its Light the North lighthouse sculpture. The national body has become a sponsor for Light the North, an art sculptu....
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