25 WALKS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE & LOCHALSH
Walk 5. Wednesday 19th July 2017 as part of Highlife Highland Youth Development Service, Summer Activities Programme.
TORRIN BEACH CLEAN AND MUSIC MAKING
Armed with plastic bags and rubber gloves we headed onto the beach on one of those glorious days we have had this summer accompanied by Annie Davidson the Youth Development Worker.
Hector organised us: we had 3 hours…1 hour for collecting rubbish and sorting out what would be useful and could possibly be used to create sound after our picnic lunch and some fooling around…followed by music making.
There was some interesting rubbish but most of it is pretty depressing. We wondered how long it would take to clear the beach entirely? A lot of the rubbish was fairly small and embedded in the sand.
There was an attempt at some vague measuring and maths but we soon gave that up. Before and after!
Some of the other stuff we found…
Below evidence of international travelers…Russian fishermen we guessed?
But best of all…a Mermaids Purse! Could it have contained the eggs of a basking shark: after all we could see Soay in the distance!
Over lunch we talked about all these things…
…and then examined what appeared to be the less interesting pieces of rubbish!
looks like a petrol can …no its a gong, with leather gong ringer.
There was some scepticism… but Hector started a rhythm, got the four of us keeping time, conducted and directed and then recorded each of us individually on his phone…
Published on 31 August 2017
ATLAS Arts has collaborated with local walking groups and artists to curate a series of walks around the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. This programme connects community, art and the environment through a series of walks designed to highlight different areas of Skye and Lochalsh and introduce participants to the work of local artists and how the environment inspires their creativity.