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Cateran Ecomuseum

november, 2021

06nov10:30 am12:30 pmThe Awakening: Storytelling Event with Lindsey GibbAn outside story telling event at one of the Cateran Ecomuseum's most evocative pre-historic sites


Event Details

This free storytelling event will take place at Diarmuid’s Grave at the Spittal of Glenshee where you will be able to listen to the story – The Awakening – that Lindsey Gibb has written especially for the 9,000 sqm installation of a giant hand sited on the Coire Lairige on the far side of the Spittal.

Co-designed by talented Tayside-based artist Martin McGuinness – whose acclaimed portrait of Hamish Henderson formed part of the launch of the Cateran Ecomuseum in 2019 – and long-term collaborator Fraser Gray, the installation is inspired by the Glen’s many connections to the legendary pan-Gaelic giant hero Finn mac Cumhaill, including the story that he is asleep under the mountains with his warriors ready to be awoken at a time of great portent to come to our aid.

It will be in place for 10 weeks, coinciding with the UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 – in Glasgow, when a symbolic ceremony to awaken the giant will take place.

This event has been especially scheduled for the world wide day of mass mobilisation being organised by the COP26 Coalition where people from all walks of life are being invited to demonstrate their support for climate justice.


We will meet outside the Kirk at the Spittal at 10.30am and walk up to Diarmuid’s Grave together along the Cateran Trail.

Please were walking boots, suitable clothing for all weathers and bring your own drinks and snacks.


(Saturday) 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Old Kirk Spittal of Glenshee

PH10 7QE

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