Go Nuts with Highland Hospice

We are delighted to announce that the Highlands’ first ever Art Trail is coming in 2019! Art Trails have been springing up all over the UK in the last few years and we’ve been inspired to run our own which will see twenty 5ft high red squirrels in locations across the region.

    We are working with local wildlife sculptor Scott Gleed to create twenty 5ft Red Squirrel sculptures. Each will spend the spring with an artist who will create a unique design before the squirrels come out of hibernation and migrate across the Highlands creating an Art Trail. Once all our squirrels have found their summer home, you can visit our website or download the app for the route and make your plan to visit all 20. The trail will run from June to September and will culminate in November 2019 with a farewell display and charity auction, where they will be sold to raise funds to support our care services.

    Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for all updates on the Go Nuts Art Trail.

    Be a Squirrel Sponsor

    We are currently looking for sponsors for each squirrel.  Whether you are a business, individual or a community group you can sponsor one of our squirrels.  Each squirrel comes as a blank canvas and as sponsor you get to choose from designs submitted by local artists and can also have say in the location of the squirrel for the summer.  Sponsors will be recognised on the Go Nuts map and app and we will also promote all sponsors on our Facebook page, in the local press and on this web page below. Squirrel sponsorship is £1,000. For more information and a full list of benefits please download this Sponsor Pack.

    If you are interested or have more questions please contact Lisa Long or Jenna Hayden on 01463 243132 or email gonutsarttrail@highlandhospice.org.uk.

    Calling all Artists

    Artists, both well-known and undiscovered, are invited to submit designs which will be shortlisted by a panel of experts.  These are displayed at the sponsors' exhibition where the sponsors will have a chance to choose their design.  After the event the squirrels will be sold at auction raising funds for our care services.

    If you are an artist interested in submitting a design, please download the Artists' Pack and the Artist Submission form.  You can also make your submission online here.

    The closing date for entries is Monday 18th February 2019.

    Our Squirrel Sponsors

      Loch Ness Shores Camping & Caravan Club Site

      Novar Estate

      Eastgate Shopping Centre

      Focus Vehicle Rental

      Simpsons

      Tulloch Homes

      Anderson Clark Motor Repairs