21 September 2017
11.30am - 3.00pm
01478 611 143
Join us for a walk with the biologist Dr. James Merryweather along the shore of Loch Eishort. This sea loch in Sleat is host to a unique and wonderful habitat, that is important for the diversity of plants and sea life which populate the tidal zone. Every day, at low tide, a maerl causeway appears, revealing a pathway to an island. Don’t miss the chance to explore this extraordinary place and discover the richness of Skye’s shores!
11.30 Meet at Ord beach (limited parking available)
Walk and picnic lunch
15.00 Return to Ord
James Merryweather is a biologist/musician, living in Auchtertyre. Fifteen years ago, he took early retirement from research at the University of York where, in Prof. Alastair Fitter’s lab., he studied the field ecology of a ubiquitous, but little understood soil symbiosis: mycorrhiza. His research ‘tool’ was bluebell, so he spent many happy years working in woodland where he learned to appreciate belowground ecology. He is passionate about the richness and diversity of the sealife around Skye.
Tidalwalk is part of the associated Public Programme of CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones by Cooking Sections, the new ATLAS Arts commissioned project that looks at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration by promoting ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of Scottish waters.
Places are limited so booking is essential.
Accessibility: this walk is along a rough shoreline and through shallow water, wellies are recommended. Bring a packed lunch and dress warmly. Waterproofs are recommended.
Commissioned by ATLAS Arts, CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones looks at forms of eating that address environmental regeneration through the promotion of ingredients that proactively respond to the new ecological challenges of the Scottish waters.