Come and enjoy a storytelling session with our storyteller Lindsey Gibb at the top of the Hill of Alyth where she will tell us stories that reconnect us to the
Come and enjoy a storytelling session with our storyteller Lindsey Gibb at the top of the Hill of Alyth where she will tell us stories that reconnect us to the concept of ‘common wealth’.
The original phrase “the common-wealth” or “the common weal” dates from the 15th century and comes from the old meaning of wealth, which is well-being.
Today it defines the things that belong to all of us: the biosphere and natural world on which we all depend; our cultural heritage and history; public infrastructure like the judicial system and the internet. Some are bestowed to us by nature; others are the product of co-operative human creativity, some are entirely new (think of Wikipedia), others are centuries old (like our language, our skills in managing the land, our myths and our musical traditions).
All these and more are examples of assets we hold ‘in common’. Each forms part of a dynamic combination of laws, relationships, values, cultures, and commitments – interdependencies that are present in all our communities which enable us to live and work.
And where better to share stories that celebrate this ‘common wealth’ but on the top of the Hill of Alyth, which some say is still the largest and most important commonty still in existence in Scotland today.
Alyth Hill Trig Point and Plaque, photo Clare Cooper
Please note, it will take 30-40 minutes to get to the top of Alyth Hill from the bottom of the Old Drove Road, depending on you walking speed, so do leave plenty of time to get up there for the start time of 11.00am.