Portree Harbour writing and observation workshop

19 July 2022, 10:30  — 16:00

Beaumont Cres, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9DF

Free to attend

Drone footage from above as eight people construct a wooden boat sculpture out of scraps of wood on the shore.
Drone footage from Portree Boat Sculpture Workshop in June, Murdo MacGillivray 2022

Join us for a collaborative writing and observation workshop with Ania Boryslawska and Malcolm Mackenzie in Portree Harbour.

We’ll be exploring how time spent on and by the water can shift our perspectives and encourage different ways of thinking, doing and being through a series of guided observation, writing and filming exercises on the shore and in the harbour on a Plockton Local Boat.

Details of the day

10.30 – 12.00 Coffee, welcome and introduction. Settling-in and observation exercises on the shore led by Malcolm and Ania.

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (bring a packed lunch).

13.00 – 15.00 Writing / Observing collaborative workshop. In pairs alternating activities on the shore, and the Plockton local boat on the water.

15.00 – 16.00 tea break and coming together to share.

Notes on Access

The morning workshop will begin at the slipway down to the shore on Beaumont Crescent. Activities will take place over uneven, slippy and gradually sloping ground.

Afternoon activities include boarding a Plockton local boat either from the shoreline or by pontoon. This may require walking into the water to access the boat and stepping into the boat from there.

Please wear suitable footwear for uneven ground, and dress for the weather. Bring along a spare pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet, such as old trainers. Should there be adverse weather warnings the workshop will be cancelled and participants notified.

Parking: there is limited parking at the Harbour. Details of other parking around Portree can be found via our general access page.

Public toilets are located at the pier and cost 50p.

A hearing loop can be made available on the day. If you require this please let us know on booking.

We endeavour to ensure our events can be accessed in a range of ways. If we can make it easier to take part in anything we do, or if you have any feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with admin@atlasarts.org.uk

About the project

From Plockton to Portree (opens in new tab) 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 re-staging of a race between Plockton and Portree.

Part of the Culture Collective network, the project is supported by ATLAS and SEALL and will take place across Skye and Lochalsh over 2022 – 23.

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