Reviews and Promotional Press

Michael Rea Film Maker

“Its been really good to be involved in a project that combines a multiple of creative disciplines, from filmmaking, dance, poetry, narration to graphic design, and to blend them together into one interactive experience. Its really unusual and I hope many people go on the trail and enjoy all these elements in the real locations, it really makes a difference.”

Film maker Michael Rea

“The Art Collection’s focus is to make art and culture a part of everyday life for staff, students and visitors. This trail will encourage visitors to engage with our beautiful campus and to explore the many ways in which people can creatively respond to the nature that surrounds them.”

Sarah Bromage, Deputy Curator -

The University of Stirling Art Collection

Poet Frances Ainslie

“The Airthrey Dance Trail was great to be involved with. The fusion of movement, nature and words opened a dream-like creative space - a clearing in a forest.” - Poet Frances Ainslie

The Airthrey Dance Trail has been created through the Scene Stirling Open Grants - funded by Creative Scotland,

Stirling Council and with support from cultural organisations across Stirling.

This project was part funded by the generosity of Grace's aerial students who donated their cancelled classes during lockdown.


Created with support from the University of Stirling Art Collection. Thanks to Michael Rea (filming and editing), Frances Ainslie (poetry), Hannah Uttley (narration of poetry), Arken Creative (map design), Ellen Turner (creative mentor), Nathan Critchlow (writing support).

 Film © Grace Turner 2021. Poetry © Frances Ainslie 2021