The Guild was established in 2013 to showcase and support workers in ceramics, woodland skills, art and drawing, willow weaving, paper and fabric work, photography and drystone walling.
Their first big project – Alyth Creates in 2017 – was enthusiastically received in the town and was well supported by local businesses, groups and organisations. It was such a success that the event was repeated with ever growing numbers of participants in 2018 and 2019. Sadly the onset of the pandemic and the associated restrictions meant that the event for 2020 had to be cancelled despite being planned and largely organised. The ongoing uncertainty made it difficult to plan ahead and so the Guild and its activities were forced into abeyance for a time.
Now, sadly, the Guild has concluded that it is time to wind up its activities and pass the baton to other people and organisations by creating a restricted fund within the resources of Alyth Development Trust to fund art projects that will benefit the Town. This helps to provide a legacy from the Guild and is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of its members and supporters. The new Fund will be open to applications for between £500 and £2000 from within the Alyth Parish Boundary from groups and individuals for arts projects that will benefit the town. Keep in touch for more details of how to apply.
Alyth Development Trust would like to thank Ron and the Guild members for all their hard work and contributions over the years and wish everyone well with future activities. Their work has truly helped make Alyth a better place to live.