Clan’s Light The North art sculpture trail has officially launched this week, unveiling fifty 2.5 metre tall lighthouses across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.
Over the last week, the cancer charity delivered the fifty lighthouses to their new homes with the help of haulage company Colin Lawson Transport Ltd.
In partnership with Wild in Art, who helped deliver Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail in 2019, local charity Clan Cancer Support hope that Light The North can provide a ‘light in the dark’ for people affected by cancer.
Fiona Clan’s Head of Income Generation and Business Development and Project Director for Light the North.
“After two years of hard work, we’re delighted to launch Light the North! We can’t wait to take you on a journey across the north-east and Northern Isles to discover our lighthouses.
“Starting on 9th August for ten weeks, you’ll see artwork from professional artists, community groups and schools that have been inspired by lighthouses, the sea, our local communities and more. Fifty 2.5 metre lighthouses and ninety smaller lighthouses will be on display, giving you plenty to collect and enjoy on the trail!”
The trail will encourage people from across the region to get out and explore the sculptures while helping raise awareness for Clan’s cancer support services.
“Not only will you be able to see all the fantastic artwork, but you’ll also be helping to support Clan Cancer Support. We’ve often heard people affected by cancer describe Clan as a ‘light in the dark’ during their cancer journey, making the symbology of lighthouses the perfect fit for the trail.
“The lighthouse trail is a great way to get out there to support a cherished local charity and reconnect with the beautiful people and communities we have across the north-east and Northern Isles.”
You can find out more and take part in the trail by visiting www.lightthenorth.co.uk