Scottish Crannog Centre Trust

Scotland's most sustainable museum - keeping the magic!

The Scottish Crannog Centre is raising funds for its new development. We aim to create Scotland's most sustainable museum; an organisation where a thousand fingerprints and a thousand voices are involved in everything we do.
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The Scottish Crannog Centre is raising funds for its new development. We aim to create Scotland's most sustainable museum; an organisation where a thousand fingerprints and a thousand voices are involved in everything we do. We will create a national treasure, rooted in its community, which is loved and admired by all. We are an organisation with social justice at our heart.

Our business model embeds sustainability into all aspects of our operation and everyone within the Crannog Community - internally and externally - will play an active role in helping us deliver this vision for our new development. Our four pillars of sustainability are:

Flourishing environments. Our philosophy embraces Nature Positive ideals. We will take active steps to ensure we belong within, and care for, our Perthshire landscape.

Thriving societies. Our philosophy is to be a trusted partner that individuals and organisations want to work alongside.

Nurturing people. Our philosophy is to be a caring place of choice, where people can thrive and grow.

Prosperous local economies. Our philosophy is to be a special place that people want to visit and support.

We are now embarking on the first stage of realising this dream. The first phase of our new development will take place throughout 2022 and early 2023. These are the exciting first phase projects we need your help and support to deliver:

* A new visitor centre, with a museum to showcase our fabulous and internationally significant archaeological collections, an Iron Age-inspired village of craft and technology demonstrations, and the first of three expert-led, but community-built, crannogs. *

* Implementation of a circular economy model including the creation of a permaculture forest garden, and the installation of micro-hubs for local start-up businesses. *

* As part of our partnership with Forestry Land Scotland (FLS), provision of interpretation and sustainable management of Drummond Hill, Scotland's oldest managed woodland, which sits behind the Dalerb site. Drummond Hill will provide us with raw materials for our Iron Age village, Bronze Age round house and three crannogs. Along with the forest garden, the cleared land will also be used for hazel coppice, green woodworking and craft fellowship training courses and apprenticeships. *

* Continuation of our Green Initiatives agenda, which includes a shift to paperless marketing, the incorporation of sustainable solutions to the climate and biodiversity emergency, and the implementation of a methodology for measuring and reducing our carbon output. *

* Delivery of meaningful community engagement projects and the implementation of sustainable working methods and practices. *

* Delivery of our vision to become a National Museum. *

* Creation of mutually beneficial partnerships with our local communities, schools, other visitor attractions, social support and care networks and other social justice organisations, to deliver integrated, meaningful and co-produced projects. *

* Continuation of our Fair Work ethic. This has already seen us awarded with Disability Confident Employer status and our vision is to become a Disability Confident Leader. We have also been accredited with the Real Living Wage Scotland Initiative and we are committed to the Young Persons Guarantee framework. *

* Continuation of our employment and training programmes, including HES craft fellowships, SVQ apprenticeships, apprenticeships for young people with additional support needs, and employment programmes for long-term unemployed people. *

* Improvements to, and expansion of, our meaningful volunteer programme. Since 2019 our volunteer community has steadily grown and has nurtured family and individual involvement. We support up to 20 undergraduates and overseas students annually with quality placements and internships. One of our regular volunteers and a founding member of the Crannog Community, Rena, says: Volunteering at the Crannog is something I look forward to every time. Not only have I learned so much about a time in our history I knew next to nothing about, there is a wonderful spirit of community, not just among the staff and volunteers, but it also extends to and envelops the visitors, creating such an enjoyable experience for both sides. *

* Embracing abundance. Our organisation is embedded with diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that abundance is always on the outside of an organisation and that a diverse workforce connects better to diverse audiences. We operate a diverse leadership model which enables freedom of self and creativity. *

Your support will help us realise these dreams and the reality of a nurturing and compassionate future that they offer. We are immensely grateful for your support and we invite you to follow this amazing journey as we capture each exciting stage for posterity.


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