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In Autumn 2020, we will shine a light across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland with over 30 lighthouses designed and created by some of the area’s most talented artists continuing the region’s cultural revolution.

This project is brought to you by CLAN Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art, to raise significant funds for and awareness of the vital support provided by CLAN to people affected by cancer across the northeast, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. The lighthouse trail will take people on a cultural tour of the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland, letting them discover and engage with our region like never before.

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You can be part of this significant business development opportunity by becoming a sponsor. Our sponsorship opportunities offer an excellent and unique return on investment, with a variety of levels to meet the needs of your business.

By supporting CLAN and the Lighthouse Trail, you will be able to demonstrate that it will:

  • Raise the company profile across the region
  • Meet corporate and social responsibility targets
  • Engage with potential customers
  • Enhance the cultural development of the northeast , Orkney and Shetland – Help CLAN to support people affected by cancer

For your staff teams, it provides the chance to further engage with the company, through being part of the sponsorship, having pride in the company they work for
and engaging with the project before, during and after the trail – giving your teams the chance to be part of a lasting legacy across the north-east.



  • Up to 12 months association with a high-profile and media friendly event
  • One little lighthouse to gift to a school of your choice
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Relationship building opportunities with other Lighthouse sponsors
  • Stakeholder engagement opportunities
  • Brand profile and positioning
  • Logo displayed on trail app and website

Call for Artists

Light up the north with your artwork!

Light the North will become a three-dimensional canvas for creativity. Transform a lighthouse sculpture with your artwork and have your masterpiece appreciated by hundreds of thousands of people across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

Designs will be welcomed in any medium – traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti and mosaic. Whatever the art form, we’re keen to add drama, fun and creative flair to Light the North!

Download an Artist Pack to find out more, use our Design proposal template to draw your design and then submit your design through the Art Submission Form.

All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 31st January 2020

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Call for Schools

Light up your lesson with our Little Lights programme!
Schools and community youth groups from across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland are invited to join the fun. Design your own little lighthouse sculpture while taking part in our Little Lights education programme for children and young people which puts creativity at the heart of a programme of study designed to complement key stage teaching of numerous subjects including the history and development of lighthouses, a link to the sea e.g. renewables and energy sector, and maritime, and cell biology, when cells go wrong, dealing with cancer, and how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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