18 July 2018
23 - 24 June 2018
What a beautiful weekend. The weather was perfect for the families to gather in celebrating Corbenic's 40th birthday. The day kicked off with freshly baked treats from the bakery followed by a Poetry Path tour conducted by Jon Plunkett and his Poetry Path poets, Tim Turnbull and Jim Carruth.
Mothers, sons, fathers and daughters meandered along the grassy path, hand in hand to listen to Tim and Jim recite some poems and take in the view. It was a joy to watch.
After a bonding time with families over lunch, the residents, co-workers and staff took to the stage in the yurt to perform a play directed by a group of actors called Paragon. Four decades of memories were creatively pieced together to create a wonderful compliation of music and lyrics.
The play was a huge success and the audience filtered out into the sun for a BBQ on the lawn, with enough Macdonalds Bros. burgers and locally picked strawberries to fuel them for the evenings Ceilidh.
Sunday was a day of celebrating Corbenic's 40th birthday with song and the cutting of the birthday cake made by Thomas our baker. Thanks to everyone for making this a very special and memorable Family Weekend.
2011 Life at Corbenic
Corbenic will celebrate it's 40th birthday this year. It's interesting to see the changes throughout the years, how faces have changed, hairstyles, fashion, but the commitment to the community remains the same. You can watch a video filmed in 2011 of life here at Corbenic and see if you recognise any faces.
25 November 2017
All the planning, designing, making, baking and organising on the run up to the market paid off. It was a huge success and we'd like to thank everyone for coming out to support us.
23 June 2017
Corbenic Shop Reopens
Following a period of closure due to essential repairs, the Corbenic Community are pleased to announce that The Corbenic Shop in Dunkeld will reopen from Friday 23rd June. We are excited to have a new cafe layout, new introductions to our menu as well as many unique craft and woodwork products from Corbenic and beyond. And of course, the tasty Corbenic bread! We look forward to welcoming regular customers back, and to opening our doors once again to the Dunkeld and Birnam communities.
24 - 25 June 2017
Celebrations for the family weekend were held in the Yurt on Saturday and Sunday. Family members gathered, happy to see one another and catch up. The atmosphere was relaxed as introductions were made, and talks given on what the families' sons and daughters had achieved over the year i.e hillwalking, cycling and the extension of the Poetry Path.
The 24th June in the Christian calendar is more commonly known as St John's Day. A marker of the life of John the Baptist to "prepare ye the way of the Lord". Martin read from Luke and gave a short talk about taking time to reflect, getting rid of the old in preparation for the new. The metaphorical took the form of a literal lighting of a huge bonfire which quickly burned up the discarded pieces of wood and old furntiture. It was a touching moment to observe sons and daughters with their families connecting with one another as the fire blazed.
The afternoon was spent singing songs and listening to recitals of poetry by Jon Plunkett, Christopher Conlan and Hector MacMillan followed by a BBQ prepared by the community. The day ended with locally picked strawberries and icecream, shared together on the grass. A proper 'family affair'!
After a great deal of work the new website is up and running! We hope that the format will be easier for people to use and the website team will endeavour to update it often. It's quite a change from the old website, with all the photos built up over time.
We hope to add Facebook, Instagram and maybe even Twitter so the wider community can connect, see what's happening and add their comments. Watch this space!