The cluaran project was initiated by Simon Lidwell as an art project. It’s aim was to build a boat, but it became more about building interest in heritage. So what is heritage? You might think of treasure, but one definition is simply anything you can inherit.
So, stories, craft skills, the experience of being on the water with a crew of time travellers – all of this is heritage.
As the year gets going we will soon be launching “Crafts for the King”
This activity will give people the opportunity to set up “Cottage Industries” which will use cheap and easy to access materials to make desirable products. These products can then be donated “To the King” and will be sold on a mediaeval stall at the Robert the Bruce 750 medieval market in Dumfries.
Proceeds from this will be re-invested into holding a harvest time Medieval feast for all those involved.
This activity makes available what we have learned about organising community feasts and making hands on heritage crafts.
It provides the opportunity to think about the nature of kingship – or authority in general (Which king are we talking about? What type of King would you choose? What is Kingship? )
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