What is the Lighthouse trail?
In March 2021, we will shine a light across the north-east, Orkney and Shetland with over forty-five lighthouses designed and created by some of the regions 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 and awareness to the vital support provided by CLAN to people affected by cancer across the north-east, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
2021 is Visit Scotland’s year of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters, which will be celebrated with a programme of activity designed to inspire both visitors and locals to explore and experience our unrivalled shores. This ties in perfectly to our trail plans and is especially pertinent to the north-east of Scotland which has been reliant on marine-based endeavours from fishing to the oil and gas industry.
The lighthouse trail will take people on a cultural tour of the north-east, Orkney and Shetland, letting them discover and engage with our beautiful region like never before.
CLAN is a shining light of hope in the dark for people, and their families, affected by cancer. We ensure that people have the emotional support, information, and general help needed to ensure their wellbeing needs are taken care of at all stages of their cancer journey.
Over 37 years CLAN’s services have grown significantly to address the emotional and social impacts of cancer, including counselling, emotional support and wellbeing services aimed at reducing stress and pain, across all of north-east Scotland, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
CLAN supports over 2,500 people every year across 13 community locations from Shetland to Aberdeen.
With over 20,000 people living with cancer across the region, CLAN’s support services are more vital than ever. However, it costs £2.6 million per year to provide the services to the communities we operate in and we cannot do so without the support of people and businesses across the country.