Corbenic Poetry Path at the Blackwatch Castle

June 26, 2017 by Perthshire Creates

First seen at this year’s StAnza, Scotland’s Poetry Festival in January 2017 and then at the inaugural Platform event in March, you can now enjoy the Touring Corbenic Poetry Path which is coming to the Blackwatch Castle & Museum from Saturday 1st until Monday 31 July.

Be inspired by the words of Scotland’s contemporary poets carved into stone and resin, etched into glass and burned into striking wooden sculptures. These creative and engaging artworks can be viewed within the Castle grounds during the month of July. There’s no charge to view the Touring Corbenic Poetry Path within the Museum grounds which are open from 9.30 – 4.30pm.

In addition, there are a couple of events planned which both bring the poems to life and allow visitors to think creatively for themselves:

Live Poetry Performance at the Castle
Saturday 29th July
6.00pm -7.00pm
Reservation Required | Tickets £9

Book up to enjoy an evening of powerful and entertaining live poetry performance with well-known Scottish poets Jon Plunkett, Tim Turnbull and Jim Mackintosh. These poets will share their inspiring words and showcase emotive war poetry discovered within The Black Watch Museum archive.


Live Poetry Performance – Jon Plunkett

In addition, there are the Poetic Adventures at the Castle on Tuesday 6, 13, 20, 27  July 2017
from 1-2pm.  You’re invited to visit the Castle, explore the grounds and discover the Corbenic touring poetry trail. With a few simple words and a touch of imagination, you can create your own literary masterpiece to share with your friends and family. Reservation required | £3.50 per child

Full details of how to join in the events can be seen on the Events Page of the Blackwatch Museum & Castle website, or by phoning 01738 638152.

The Corbenic Poetry Path is located at Trochry, near Dunkeld, is open all year and free to walk around.  It’s a delightful walk with a growing number of poetry installations along the path, a true Perthshire gem!