Highland Seashore Project Festival

The Highland region proudly boasts access to 21% of the total coast of Scotland and is incredibly diverse, with dramatic cliffs, stretches of golden sandy beaches, wide firths, sea lochs and skerries. This year, as part of the Highland Biodiversity Seashore Project, Highland Council is helping to support a series of festivals to encourage local people and visitors to get involved in all things seashore whether it is natural history, culture or heritage or the impact of the seashore in local communities today.

SEALL is hosting part of the Skye and Lochalsh branch of the HSPF with a range of inspiring and fun events for all the family. . . come and join in.

Hghland Biodiversity Seashore Project

Find out more about the Highland Biodiversity Seashore Project

Wednesday 2 July     ‘Story Cèilidh by the Sea’ 

Wednesday 9 July     ‘The Fishing Pier’

Friday 11 July           ‘Rock Pool Safari’

Tuesday 29 July       ‘A Walk At The Edge’ 

Wednesday 6 August          ‘Lighthouse Stories’

Tuesday 12 August   ‘Seashore Scramble’


Schools Seashore Art Competition

On display in Tarskavaig Hall 2 – 8 July, and Ardvasar Hall 10 – 17 July

As part of the Seashore Festival, Primary School children from the area were invited to take part in a competition for artwork, poems and stories.

The judges were Susie Southall of SEALL, Cllr. Audrey Sinclair, Lisa Falconer of West Highland Free Press, Polly MacInnes and Donald MacKenzie of Blue Studio, Tarskavaig.  There were lots of great entries from schoolchildren across the area – and it was tricky choosing the winners.

Here are some of the written entries:

Sailing Boat

Sweeping through the waves leaving a trail of foam

A friend when I’m alone.

In the night you rock me to sleep.

Leaving Strome on the crests foam.

In my heart I feel for you,

Never ceasing . . .

Gliding across the Minch.

Before my eyes a sight lies.

Of which I do not know,

A plain of shimmering gold.

The land is near; throw the anchor here for we are                   going ashore!

Thomas Goodman, S1 Plockton High School

Seashore Acrostic / Shape poem

This amazing place is where I love to be. My

Heart opens up from the inside

Everything I then feel and hear is positive.

Bad thoughts are immediately gone,

          absorbed by the


All of what I hear is natural, the birds

Calling out,    the    waves



each   other   one

Here   one   there.

Finlay Weegan, S1 Plockton High School