Standing stone to be raffled to lucky winner

Standing stone
Standing stone

Would you like to own the Strathmore Standing Stone?

The stone was the result of a carving workshop held at last year’s Strathmore Arts Festival at which members of the public carved traditional Neolithic cup and ring markings onto one side of a standing stone.

The flip side was then completed by local artist and sculptor Alistair Jelks who put the finishing touches.

The Strathmore Arts Festival (stART) is a community based arts festival run by volunteers and Council officers in Eastern Perthshire.

Since its inception in 2003 it has held a Biennial event with the next to come in June 2013. The ethos of stART is its openness and accessibility to the public to all ages, to all the arts and for the health and wellbeing of the community.

stART prides itself on bringing a wide range of high quality art to the community. Over the course of the festivals this has included; drumming, painting, willow weaving, street dancing, dry stone dyking, singing, circus skills, animation, jewellery making and much more.

And stART is now offering the carved stone, worth over a £2,500 and 95 inches long, as the first prize in a raffle to raise money for the next stART festival.

The lucky winner will receive the stone plus a reinforced concrete base and free installation within the local area.

Winners may choose to donate the beautiful stone to a school or a hospital or retirement home. There is a limited amount of 300 tickets, so this is an excellent opportunity to own a unique piece of public art.

Tickets may be purchased from Hamilton Kerr (Photography Studio), 2 High Street, Kirriemuir; Alyth Community Wing, St Andrew’s Street, Alyth and Strathmore Golf Centre by Alyth, where the stone has been temporary installed for public viewing.

Tickets may also be obtained by post by sending a cheque payable to ‘The Strathmore Arts Festival’ send to; stART, Alyth Community Wing, St Andrew’s Street, Alyth, DD11 8AX. Please include your name and address, post as soon as possible as tickets are limited and to ensure your cheque arrives before the September 27 draw.

The Strathmore Golf Centre has also kindly donated a free round of golf for four as a second prize, and stART are offering a third prize of a £10 voucher for stART 2013 workshops.

The draw for the raffle will take place on September 27 at an African Maasai Tribal song and dance concert, organised my stART and performed by the famous Osiligi Warriors. Details of the concert and tickets can be obtained by calling stART on 01250 871428.