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Seashore Family Fun At Keiss

10th May 2014

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Take the family to Keiss for a nice day out.

For a great family day out by the seashore the place to be this weekend is Keiss Harbour in Caithness. On Sunday (18 May) there’s going to be all kinds of activities taking place including children’s sea life face painting, story-telling with the master of the salty tale Bob Pegg, sea themed music workshop with Play Away Music, Inukshuk sculptures with Angie Campbell and seashore display and activities with The Highland Council Countryside Rangers.

You may be asking what is an Inukshuk sculpture and according to Inukshuk Gallery- “The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk” They are unworked stone figures. To give everyone an idea, they are like the familiar piles of stones at beauty spots, making mini towers, so Inukshuks are known as stone people. All will be revealed in Keiss between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday when anyone coming along will be able to find out how to make their own Inuksuit.

The event is free and anyone is welcomed to come along. Parking at Keiss Harbour is limited so people are advised to walk to the harbour from the village.

The day is part of a series of Seashore Days that are being hosted by local communities, proud to show off their Seashores and supported with the assistance of the Highland Seashore Project, a three-year initiative to get local communities out on their shores and feel excited about how amazing our Highland Coasts are.

The Highland Seashore Project is working with the local Highland Rangers, community groups, local museums, visitor centres and other organisations, all of whom are involved with promoting or protecting the coast for the communities the shores support and the wildlife that depends on them. The Highland Seashore Project is also working with local groups to deliver 21 seashore Events across the Highlands over 2014. The project web site and facebook page have up to date listings of all the events that are being planned as the year goes on.

The project is also working with local people to create eight arts festivals covering the seven coastal regions of Caithness, Sutherland, Easter Ross, Wester Ross, Skye & Lochalsh, Lochaber, and Inverness & Nairn. Festivals will vary reflecting the local communities unique histories and heritage, but can include ceilidhs with local musicians, songs, poems, stories and artwork that have been inspired by the sea and coast. To find out more about the other festivals and events please go to the project web site at or the project facebook page at Highland Seashore Biodiversity Project.

To find out more please contact Janet Ullman on janet[AT], and Marina Swanson of the Highland Council Ranger Service at marina.swanson[AT]

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