John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills paid a visit to Corbenic today to unveil the new Estate and Craft scuptural bench. Cultural funding was awarded by Perth and Kinross council and the relevant workshops got creatively busy. Pebbles from the Braan river were painted, wood from Corbenic was used for the seating and huge slabs of stone were erected and inlaid with the painted stones to reflect the course of the river that sustains our own and all local communities.
Mr Swinney was warmly welcomed and after the cutting of the ribbon, an unconventional willow branch with loppers, he addressed the gathering;
"Corbenic Camphill Community is a Perthshire institution, which has enriched the lives of countless individuals for four decades. It is an organisation centred around faith, dignity and respect, which aims to nurture the individuality and talent of all those living within the community. I am delighted to be able to offer my support to such a worthwhile organisation and for the opportunity to view their Poetry Path, which has been recieving overwhelming positive reviews".