Saturday, 10 July 2010

A boat trip with a difference

As Liza said in her last post, life as a Ranger is very varied! On Thursday Liza and myself hosted a meeting of artists, poets, National Trust for Scotland colleagues and a composer to name a few. The idea of the meeting was to get them inspired about the magical beauty of the place, and what better way to inspire them than by taking them on a boat trip! We also wanted them to understand that the waters around St Abbs are teeming with weird and wonderful marine life, so we went on the glass bottom boat and glimpsed at life both above and below the waves, and of course the stunning scenery around St Abbs' Head. The aim of the day was to scope out the possibility of carrying out a music and arts project at St Abbs as part of the National Trust for Scotland's pARTicipate scheme of conservation and education through the arts, and I think the day was very successful. Everyone came away feeling very inspired and keen to be involved in the project, so watch this space over the coming months for further details about this exciting venture.

Here's a shot of some of the attendees enjoying the boat trip.


  1. Finest meeting I ever attended- love your office.

  2. It's not bad eh...a bit soggy today mind!