Last week we hosted an event celebrating what our two Kickstarters have achieved during their 6 month post – this has been a great success!

A massive thank you to Museums Galleries Scotland and their involvment in the Goverment’s Kickstart Scheme – we have been lucky to have two very creative young people collaborate with us on these exciting projects.

Steven, who is passionate about cartoons and storytelling, has used his degree in animation to create a fantastic short cartoon telling the story of Dundonnachie and the Dunkeld Bridge Toll Riots of 1868.┬áThis educational (and highly entertaining!) short is aimed at the whole family, and watching it is a fun way to learn more about the Dunkeld’s past.

At this event he has also launched a children’s book telling this story, which includes his illustrations from the cartoon itself – available to purchase here at the archives!

Iman, who loves to draw and paint, has painted for us a series of six beautiful paintings depicting Dunkeld and Birnam’s scenery and famous landmarks, which we used for our very own Art Exhibition and Silent Auction.

In addition to this, she has also released cards and fine art prints of these pieces, which are also available to purchase exclusively at the archives!

 

There is no doubt that in this post, these young people have learned many skills which will be useful to them in their creative, art-related futures and we are proud to have given them the opportunity to display their work and talents!