Arts and science combine for Scotland’s seas

A new arts and science project is to be launched on the Isle of Arran in July.

Produced by Invisible Dust, Shore is an event that features a series of films – they reflect on the role of Marine Protected Areas in preserving Scotland’s endangered aquatic waters.

It is hoped that the project will spark nationwide conversations about how we see the sea.

On Friday 20 July, Shore will be launched in Brodick in the Screen Machine, a mobile cinema. Award-winning artists Margaret Salmon and Ed Webb-Ingall will be creating films inspired by the work of marine scientists and coastal communities affected by MPAs.

At the launch there will also be live performances from local musicians, marine-inspired activities for all ages, as well as the opportunity to learn about the Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST).

Shore will then take off in the mobile cinema on an 18-month tour across Scotland, visiting Skye, North Uist, Helmsdale, Dundee, Edinburgh and beyond.

With a focus on raising awareness and encouraging people to voice their opinions on caring for our natural resources in Scotland and the UK, the tour will share people’s voices, texts, impressions and images online and across tour partner locations.

Alice Sharp, director of Invisible Dust, said: ‘Invisible Dust are thrilled to launch Shore on Arran this July.

‘Margaret Salmon is known for her elegant and beautiful filmmaking and Ed Webb-Ingall who works with pioneering community film methods will collaborate with marine scientists and local people to create new films.’