Duncarron – The Clanranald Medieval Fortified Village
The Clanranald Trust is constructing a full-scale replica of an early Medieval Fortified Village This will be typical of the Scottish Clan Chief’s residence throughout the earlier part of the last millennium.
Please visit the Duncarron website for more details and pictures of the project - www.duncarron.com
Duncarron is situated in Carron Valley Forest to the East of the Carronvalley Reservoir. Access to the site is via the B818 Denny to Fintry Road. The B818 can also be reached via the Tak-ma-doon road from Kilsyth to Carron Bridge.
Click here - Duncarron Location, for a map view of the project location.
The village settlements were based on or around a ‘Dun’ the level of fortification surrounding the Great Hall and any other associated buildings depended upon various aspects including, the wealth & size of the Clan, the village location and the strength of other local Clans or aggressor forces.
An authentic medieval working community atmosphere will be created, where groups, parties and individuals can participate in and view a range of activities, typical of the period.
This development will be used as the physical base for the Trust, working with local education authorities, community & theatre groups, national tourism industry, etc. Through participation with these groups, the Trust will create a unique opportunity for promoting Scottish heritage & culture through interaction, providing educational benefits to school children, students and the general public. Promoted as a popular tourist destination, the raised profile of the area will also benefit the local tourism sector economy.
Generating enthusiasm towards historical culture will be achieved through the provision of a complete interactive learning environment, incorporating national curriculum requirements, with hands-on experience, craftwork, self-sufficiency agricultural methods, ongoing building maintenance and the general living skills typical of the people of these times.
This will be a living-working village where people will produce arts and crafts by traditional methods from their workshops. Every effort will be made to utilise clothing materials similar to the times, and Staff and Volunteers will be in period dress.
To add further to the atmosphere, Duncarron will offer banquets for weddings and special occasions, corporate events and other activities. It is also expected that the authentic appearance of Duncarron will create demand for its use as a location for film productions and period dramas.
Clanranald CEO Charlie Allan +44 (0) 7703489626
Duncarron Site Manager: Malin Heen-Allan +44 (0) 07960023897