A group of people from the community around the Cateran Trail have kindly agreed to serve on the Community Panel which will choose the final 100 objects. They are:
Anthea is interested in a whole range of topics, including, archaeology, family history, history, walking, bowling, gardening, dancing and card making. She belongs to the Blairgowrie and Rattray Local History Trust and volunteers regularly on archaeological digs for Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and the Tay Landscape Project. She also has an old caravan which she enjoys taking away to discover different parts of Scotland.
Christopher is a professional heritage consultant and lecturer who has lived in the area for more than 40 years, first in Strathardle, and latterly in Strathmore. As a geographer he has a passion for understanding the countryside in all its aspects, both in its natural elements, and in the landscapes resulting from human activity.
Councillor Bob Ellis, Chair of the Community Panel
Bob is one of the founders of the Cateran Trail, is Chair of Blairgowries & East Perthshire Tourist Authority, a Director of the Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust which manages the Cateran Trail and a serving Councillor with Perth & Kinross Council.
Alison Hall B.Sc.(Hons), PGDip., Ph.D. was born and raised close to the Cateran Trail. She grew up on a farm with a stone circle and was fascinated from a young age by the history and archaeology of Scotland. She studied a wide range of historical and cultural subjects and worked for many years as a University lecturer and is also a published author. She operates Historic Holidays Scotland which introduces the beauty and history of Scotland to interested holidaymakers and to inspire others to love Scotland too.
Peter is a geophysicist who has worked worldwide in a variety of roles, both commercial and academic. Since retiring to Blairgowrie about 10 years ago he has been conducting geophysical surveys of archaeological and geological sites in the local area. Peter is an active member of the Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Local History Trust.
Jane is one of Scotland’s foremost willow artisans who lives in Alyth. She has been weaving willow for 17 years making a range of traditional baskets and Coracles and teaches across Scotland and internationally.
Clare Cooper, Co-Producer of Cateran’s Common Wealth is co-ordinating the Group as well as being a member.
Clare lives in Alyth and is co-producing the Cateran’s Common Wealth initiative along with many other local people and organisations. She has recently co-founded Alyth Craft Tourism a new collaboration between local makers and artists and independent holiday accommodation providers which offers bespoke learning opportunities with some of Scotland’s finest artists and with her sister, is co-proprietor of Vanora’s Cottages and co-Director of The Home Straight and ELLi (Assisted Living Technology) Ltd.