Forsinard Nature Reserve, Sutherland

Wednesday 18th of March 2020 7:30-9pm

Come by to RSPB Forsinard Visitor Centre for a show celebrating women scientists through sound, animation and interactive theatre.

Meet at the waiting room on platform 1 of Forsinard Station and prepare to be taken on an immersive adventure!

The evening will end in a short walk to the look-out tower for stargazing led by the Caithness Astronomy Group. This event is fully accessible and suitable for all the family. Bring your scarf! 

Cromarty Lighthouse, Black Isle

Saturday 21st of March 2020 5-9pm (drop-in)

Our project culminates in a spectacle of sound and animation! Pop by and explore the unique Cromarty Lighthouse transformed for an afternoon into a festival for women scientists.

Explore this space with Mary Anning and Caroline Herschel and take a look a their fossil collections and planetarium. Outside the lighthouse take part in planetary pétanque or ask a local scientist about their own research.

This event will run for 4 hours, with tours inside the lighthouse every 20 minutes for 6 people due to the size of the spaces. Make sure you get there early to ensure you get to go in the lighthouse.There will be tea and lots of entertainment in the lighthouse courtyard for those waiting to enter the lighthouse. Only the ground floor level of the lighthouse is accessible and there are 38 steps including a ladder to the upper floor where part of the experience will take place.

During March we will also be bringing our show to local Primary Schools in Sutherland and Caithness.



Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, accessibility needs or are interested in collaborating or hosting the project!

Artistic Director, Producer and Composer / Lucie Treacher 

Animator and Puppet maker / Saskia Tomlinson

Performers / Ellie Woodruff-Bryant and Ali Houiellebecq 

Prop maker / Catalin Filip

Cameraman / Santiago Piqueras

Supported by Creative Scotland and Sound and Music 

With many thanks to local organisations the Lighthouse Field Station (University of Aberdeen), the Caithness Astronomy Group, NTS Hugh Miller Museum Cottage Museum and the RSBP