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The internationally renowned Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College UHI is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To commemorate this notable milestone, Colin Prior, Scotland's top landscape photographer, will give a special presentation: 'Mountains of Inspiration' at Perth Concert Hall on Wednesday 19 January 2011.
Colin Prior has established an international reputation in his career as a freelance professional photographer. He has received critical acclaim for his images, including many panoramic mountain scenes from ranges around the world. The audience can also enjoy hearing from Dr Thomas Moore, Perth College UHI Principal and Chief Executive, and Dr John Francis, Vice Chair of the UK National Commission for UNESCO Scotland.
Since its inception, the Centre for Mountain Studies at Perth College UHI, a partner in the prospective University of the Highlands and Islands, has celebrated a number of achievements on a global scale. In 2009, it gained prominence through the establishment of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development, the first UNESCO Chair in Scotland.
In September this year, the Centre coordinated the largest international science conference ever, which attracted 450 people from 60 countries. Professor Martin Price, Director of the Centre for Mountain Studies, said: “Over ten years, through our research projects, conferences, and online MSc, the CMS is now recognised in Scotland and Europe, and around the world, as a significant and valued actor in mountain research and knowledge exchange. Through partnership working, we will continue to prosper and undertake and communicate high-quality research to the benefit of mountain people and their environments all around the world.”
Contact Horsecross on 01738 621031 or buy tickets online at www.horsecross.co.uk for the celebration on Wednesday 19 January 2011 at 7.30pm. (£8; £5 for Perth College UHI staff and students, Mountaineering Council of Scotland and Royal Scottish Geographical Society members).