The objectives of the Friends include “the preservation of the fittings and furnishing of the Choir and stimulation of interest in the Cathedral”.
The people who care about the history, the place and the community in the 21st Century. We live in different times from when our great establishments benefited from the protection and support of individuals or families. Now, however, the warmth of support is more likely to come from groups of like-minded people with shared interests, whether these be history (secular or religious), education, architecture or landscape. All these elements are here in Dunkeld and the objectives of the Friends include “the preservation of the fittings and furnishing of the Choir and stimulation of interest in the Cathedral”.
The Friends of Dunkeld Cathedral manage projects, fundraising, guided tours, Chapter House Museum, and other events.
First of all, the Council of the Friends is in close touch with the Church to establish needs which could be met by Fundraising. These projects might be decorative or functional, which may seem mundane, but we have other responsibilities which are perhaps more long-term and satisfying to the individuals concerned.
These are guided tours in the summer season (or by appointment), an education pack for children, and the Chapter House Museum and Archive.