24th November 2009
Ever wanted to see how a bird sees the Cairngorms? Well now you can and from the comfort of your own home or office with the sale of stunning panoramic posters of the Cairngorms National Park.
Two views of the Park – one from the northwest with Badenoch and Strathspey in the foreground and the other from the east with Deeside in the foreground – are available to buy in various shops and visitor centres in the Park or by mail order.
The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) commissioned world renowned panoramic artist Heinz Vielkind to paint five panoramic views of the Cairngorms National Park back in 2007. Until now, these fantastic artworks have been only been on display at entry points to the Park and in visitor information centres but now two of them can be enjoyed at home or work. A donation from the sale of each poster goes to help fund the work of the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust upgrading and maintaining paths in the Park.
The Cairngorms Chamber of Commerce is working with the CNPA to trial the sale of the posters over the coming 12 months and if they prove popular, a licence to use the panoramic paintings will be tendered commercially, which could result in the other three views becoming available as posters plus postcards, mousemats, mugs and so on.
Sally Dowden, director of the Cairngorms Chamber of Commerce said: “The paintings are a fantastic memento of a visit to the National Park. Our aim is to encourage as many visitors as possible to purchase these posters so that they remember their visit and have something to show their friends.”
Dave Fallows, CNPA board member and local artist commented: “The detail of the paintings is superb. In fact, it’s so good that you can easily retrace your favourite route through the National Park and rekindle memories of a great day out. They really give you a sense of why the area is a National Park.”
Please contact the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust for information on purchasing panorama posters – 013398 87777