The Scottish Crannog Centre
We would like to express our thanks and gratitude for the kind messages and outpouring of love and support we are receiving at this time. It is with a very heavy heart that the Scottish Crannog Centre Trust has to report the devastating news that the iconic reconstruction of an Iron Age Crannog was destroyed by fire and is no longer accessible for public tours. The Museum and Iron Age village is still open to visit, and we look forward to welcoming you to join the Crannog Community as we move towards rebuilding.
We are open!
Walk in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers and immerse yourself in village life with original artefacts; demonstrations of technologies, textiles, cooking and hands on ancient crafts, and take in the atmosphere from a log-boat by the loch.
Mike Benson, Director of the Crannog Centre, said:
“The outpouring of support from the local community and friends from further afield has been tremendous at this difficult time and the Crannog Community would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt messages. The loss of the Crannog is devastating but, importantly, the Museum Collection is intact and no-one has been hurt. We would also like thank the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland for their instant response to the emergency and their faultless efforts in tackling the blaze and keeping everyone safe in the local vicinity.”
Nicholas Grant, Chair of Trustees, said:
“This is a hugely distressing blow to all our friends, visitors, and members of the Trust who have so ably supported us in the past. But we are now even more determined to double-down on all our efforts in the development of the new Crannog Centre already in planning on the north shore of the loch at Dalerb. Later today we will launch a Financial Appeal for all those to whom the Crannog has meant so much in the past and whom we know will wish to contribute to the renewal of this unique part of Scottish history.”
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Thank you for your support.