Seashore road-show rolls into Cromarty

On Saturday 6 September there will be big fun family day out at Cromarty when the Highland Seashore Project rolls into the village bringing together a whole host of walks and activities with local groups and organisations.

Everyone is invited to come along to the marquee on the links where there will be a range of seashore themed activities to keep all ages interested, busy, and informed.  As well as touch tanks full of beasties to closely examine, Marine biologist Mike Kendall will be leading seashore safaris along the shore to spot things of interest.

The University of Aberdeen’s Lighthouse Field Station will be opening their doors from 12 noon until 2pm for visitors to come and explore how researchers are studying the underwater sounds that are made by humans, dolphins and seals.

Back in the marque Bob Pegg story teller and musician extraordinaire will be recounting stories of Selkies, Finmen, giant girls and magic millstones and will be demonstrating seashore music played on an array of shells, stones, and Native American flutes.  

Kirsty MacDonald, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Trust will be talking about the local bottlenose dolphins and other species of whales and dolphins living around the Moray Firth. They may even make a guest appearance in the Cromarty Firth. They’ll also be the chance to help make a life size Minke whale jigsaw to see just how big they really are, with a bones box to explore which includes skulls and a real Orca tooth.  

Alix Powers-Jones from the National Trust for Scotland Hugh Miller's Cottage Museum in Cromarty, together with geologist Paul Monk will be leading geology based events and walks and talks. Why not bring along your fossils and see if they can help identify what you have and compare them with their fossil fish and ammonites?   

And if that is not enough, you can get involved with arty crafty making with a seashore theme with our artists in residence for the day. To take part in this free grand day out come along to the Cromarty Links on Saturday 6 September between 10-3pm. Free car parking is available at the Links Car Park.

To find out more about the other festivals and events please go to the project web site at http://www.highlandseashore.org.uk/ and go to the festivals page or the project facebook page at Highland Seashore Biodiversity Project.

ENDS

28 Aug 2014
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