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Highland Constellation - Co-reult na Gàidhealtachd

Opening of new land art at Glenuig.

A group of three artists have been working with The Royal Observatory Edinburgh and Highland schools to identify a new constellation in the skies in a project run by the Highland Council Exhibitions Unit to celebrate Highland 2007, Scotland’s Year of Highland Culture. The project brings together astronomy, digital art, craft and literature.

Gill Russell is the artist in residence for the project and during the past three months has been creating three outdoor installations that reflect on the new Highland constellation, Iasg a’ leum – The Jumping Fish at Glenuig, near Lochailort.

The artwork will be in-situ at Glenuig for a year and was opened with a torchlight procession, music and entertainments on 17 November.

The installations are:

A specially bound book of the project, including new work by the project’s writer, Linda Cracknell, Book Rockets created by the schools and a Star Jewellery collection all formed part of the Highland 2007 showcase exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.

Further information and images from:

Pamela Conacher, Project Manager. Contact: 01687 470320 /




**New Constellation Project News**

Following the success of the Highland Constellation Project, a new Constellation Project is being launched for International Year of Astronomy 2009. Find out more.

Note To Editors

Highland 2007, the year Scotland celebrates Highland culture, aims to promote the Highlands and Islands as a great place to live and to visit through showcasing the unique and special nature of Highland culture past, present and future. The project is a partnership between three principal funding agencies: The Highland Council, the Scottish Government, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. See for full details.

Highland Constellation Project Progress

You can review the progress that the schools made in choosing their stars and find out more about the winning entry by clicking on the schools progress page:

Schools Progress Page

Partners Highland 2007 The Royal Observatory Scottish Arts Council Highland Council

Pamela Conacher
Highland Constellation
01687 470320
07818 682505