Summer Solstice Celebration Success at Crawick Multiverse 

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Around 350 visitors, local residents and schoolchildren gathered for yesterday’s summer solstice celebrations at Crawick Multiverse near Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway. 

Among them were 20 early birds who arrived at around 4am to greet the sunrise.

They were treated to spectacular pre-dawn visual effects from a drone circling above one of the twin mounds that represent Andromeda and the Milky Way.

Others arrived from 8.30am to enjoy a full programme of entertainment and to explore the remarkable 55-acre environmental artwork near Sanquhar.

Sharon GlendinningGeneral Manager, said: “There was a great buzz. People had travelled far and wide – from the very local to international visitors from America and India.
“We also had around 130 primary school children from the local Sanquhar and Kelloholm primary schools joining in the celebrations.
“Wendy Stewart’s music was spellbinding in the intimate surroundings of Cosmic Collisions, The young dancers from Motiv8 really entertained the crowd and The Cairn Chorus performance was captivating with fantastic vocals.
“It was a unique and cosmic experience that we would hope to repeat again next year.”
Her sentiments were echoed by Gillian Khosla, chair of the Crawick Multiverse Trust, who added: “There was a wonderful atmosphere, people really seemd to enjoy the event and we were delighted to welcome so many members of the community.
“The Walking Theatre Company performance in the Sun Amphitheatre was a real highlight – they brought the audience together brilliantly and got everyone involved.”

The Solstice at the Multiverse event was supported by EventScotland, Creative Scotland and the Upper Nithsdale Tourism Partnership.

There will soon be another chance to enjoy entertainment at Crawick with the second Music at the Multiverse event due on 3 and 4 September.