As an ancient dragon prepares to take up residence in an Angus park, local communities are gearing up to protect their schools, homes and gardens.
With DragonQuest’s arrival in Monikie Country Park just days away, a series of workshops were held throughout the county to safeguard local communities, by creating totem pole dragon scarers approximately 3.5 metres high.
Alison Monaghan and Heather Fraser, members of the Dragon Protection League and workshops leaders, will work with over 100 local residents, including school children, to create scarers out of willow, latex, muslin, fabric and paints, using kinetic movement and solar lights to bring them to life at night.
The workshops are funded by The Gannochy Trust, a ‘CashBack for Communities’ award and Creative Scotland.
DragonQuest is a theatrical, mystery spectacular created especially for the woods of Monikie from Wednesday, October 7 to Sunday, November 1.
As well as traditional theatrical treats, illuminations and music, a downloadable App will allow visitors to reveal what was hidden - a world of magical creatures which they can scan and snap for social media, friends and family alike.
The technology will be the first ever use of Augmented Reality (AR) in a live theatre performance.
DragonQuest has been supported by Creative Scotland, EventScotland, part of the VisitScotland Events Directorate, and Angus Council.