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Colourful heart sculptures to follow successful Heilan’ Coo artworks after Highland Hospice announces new art trail


By Philip Murray

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The Highland HeArt Trail will see 25 large heart sculptures erected at communities across the Highlands next year - and the Highland Hospice is seeking business sponsors for the initiative.
The Highland HeArt Trail will see 25 large heart sculptures erected at communities across the Highlands next year - and the Highland Hospice is seeking business sponsors for the initiative.

A Highland charity is looking to spread the love after announcing plans for an art trail featuring dozens of giant heart-shaped sculptures.

The Highland Hospice is seeking corporate sponsors to support its upcoming art sculpture trail, the Highland HeArt Trail, which will take place in communities the Highlands from April to August next year.

And the trail will certainly catch the eye, with the plans set to feature 25 five-foot tall, heart-shaped sculptures, beautifully decorated by commissioned local artists.

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The Highland HeArt Trail is the third of its kind from the charity, and follows the success of its ‘Go Nuts’ squirrel trail in 2019, and The Great Heilan’ Coo Trail in 2022 - both of which attracted tourists and locals who enjoyed spotting the vibrant sculptures across the region.

The heart-shaped sculptures will be placed in each town where there is a Highland Hospice shop, as well as several in the city of Inverness, and other destinations as far and wide as Thurso, Fort William, Portree and Forres. In autumn 2025, the sculptures will then be showcased in a farewell display, before being auctioned off at a special Highland Hospice charity event, where they will find their permanent homes.

Highland Hospice is reaching out to local businesses to express interest in becoming a main sponsor of the event or sponsoring one of the individual creations.

Corporate fundraiser Karen Duff said: “We are so excited about next year’s Highland HeArt Trail. This is a fantastic chance for companies to get behind the Hospice in a unique way, offering extensive PR and marketing opportunities.”

“As a lead sponsor, your company will receive unmatched benefits including sponsoring the schools and community groups mini art trail, press coverage, social media exposure, event invitations, keeping your chosen sculpture and a presence at the Highland HeArt Auction at the end of the trail.”

“We also offer two different packages for sponsoring an individual sculpture. If you are interested in sponsoring Highland HeArt Trail, please do get in touch as your help will be hugely appreciated in making our event as successful as possible.”

If you are a business interested in sponsoring one of the sculptures, contact Karen Duff k.duff@highlandhospice.org.uk or visit www.highlandhospice.org/hearts to view our sponsor pack.


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