What is Light the North, the Lighthouse trail?
In August 2021, we will shine a light across the north-east, Orkney and Shetland with fifty lighthouse sculptures designed and created by some of the UK’s most talented artists continuing the region’s cultural revolution.
Follow the trail of the lighthouses to re-discover and engage with our beautiful region like never before.
At the end of the trail, each of the lighthouses will be auctioned off to raise funds for Clan Cancer Support, providing support 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.
This project is brought to you by Clan Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art.
Clan is a shining light of hope in the dark for anyone affected by cancer. We provide the emotional and practical support needed to ensure their wellbeing needs are taken care of at all stages of their cancer journey.
Over 35 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 the north-east, 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.