Sunday 27 March 2016 marked the final evening of what has been an incredible 10 day run of Hinterland. Amidst the overwhelming public response and the news of £4.2 million in funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland, a staggering optimism has emerged. The final evening of Hinterland served as less of a conclusion, and more of a starting point for a promising future for St Peter’s Seminary and its surrounding landscape.
150 years after the original Victorian estate of Kilmahew was established, we are now in a position to start afresh. As the official launch event of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture and a key highlight in the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Hinterland presented the creative possibilities that the revitalisation of this site will bring. The new space will become a dramatic setting for public art and debate that speaks back to the world and finds relevance and use for bold and imaginative thinking.
St Peter’s Seminary is currently an active construction site, controlled by Reigart Contracts. Due to ongoing clearance and vault restoration works, the building is completely closed to all public access. If you would like to be kept informed of progress with the works and future opportunities to visit St Peter’s Seminary, please subscribe to our mailing list at www.hinterland.org/subscribe
As we continue our fundraising campaign, we need to raise a further £1 million. If you would like to support our plans you can donate through our JustGiving at the link below.