A great evening was had by all when we celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the Centre with some specially invited guests.
16th June saw this very special reception to celebrate our 20th year of captivating visitors with living history and experimental archaeology. During those 20 years the Centre has become an award-winning, internationally acclaimed heritage attraction featuring life on the loch 2,500 years ago and has welcomed nearly half a million visitors to the iconic, authentic roundhouse over the water near Kenmore! It is an especially appropriate time to celebrate as this is also the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology across Scotland.
Many special friends and supporters joined the Crannog Crew for their celebrations including Cabinet Secretary for Culture & Tourism, Ms Fiona Hyslop, John Swinney MSP amongst others.
The Reception which was hosted by the Provost of Perth, Mr Dennis Melloy, was a great sucess with guests enjoying the living history interpretation that has made the Centre so sucessful over the past 20 years.
The fabulous music which drifted around the site and across the Loch, was provided by pupils from Breadalbane Academy's stringed instrument ensemble Strung, Drawn & Quartered.
Prior to the Reception, Cabinet Minister Fiona Hyslop said “Millions of visitors come from all over the world to view and experience Scotland’s history and heritage. The evidence is clear that at every level of the tourism industry in Scotland, these are major assets for us."
“In 2017, the spotlight is shining on Scotland’s wealth of fascinating and inspiring history, heritage and archaeology. The Scottish Crannog Centre, celebrating its 20th birthday, offers hands on experiences to help us understand what life was like for our ancestors. This is a place which looks forward, inspiring while it informs.”