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An image of a brown boat oar reflecting over bluish-green water

Duilich, chan eil seo ri fhaighinn ach sa Bheurla an-dràsta.

From Plockton to Portree is a boat project with Malcolm Mackenzie bringing people together to explore stories and relationships with the sea.

In the summer of 2022, Malcolm invites people to join him on and by the sea in a series of activities leading towards the building of two new coastal rowing skiffs and the restaging of a race between Plockton and Portree.

Time spent on a boat or in the water can shift perspectives and encourage different ways of thinking and doing. The project asks, what role does the sea play in connecting us across and within different communities?

Part of the Culture Collective network with SEALL and Fèisean nan Gàidheal, the project will take place across Lochalsh and Skye between 2022 and 2023.

Throughout June and July, we will be organising an informal programme of activities and get-togethers on and off the water. More details coming soon.

In the meantime, we are gathering contacts of anyone interested in the project or with skills, knowledge or resources who would like to get involved. If this is you or someone you know, please get in touch with admin@atlasarts.org.uk

Culture Collective

We are proud to be members of Culture Collective (opens in a new tab), a network of 26 participatory arts projects from across Scotland funded by Creative Scotland.

From Shetland to Inverclyde, Aberdeen to Hawick, each unique project is designed and driven by the community in which it is rooted, playing an important part in shaping the future cultural life of Scotland. For the sector as a whole, the Culture Collective shines a light on the crucial importance of participatory arts projects for artists, for communities and for the future.