Our first Sea Change expedition, a month-long expedition by boat across the Western Isles of Scotland from Oban to Lewis.
15 July–12 Aug 2011
Scottish Islands Expedition
This July Cape Farewell marks its 10th anniversary and embarks on its biggest project yet, in partnership with Cove Park: a four-week expedition by boat across the western isles of Scotland. After 10 years exploring distant environments (Arctic and Andes), Cape Farewell brings its focus to local frontiers, to investigate climate impacts closer to home and engage with inspiring models of resilience and adaptation.
The engagement begins with four, week-long voyages (15 July–12 August 2011) across the Scottish islands, each with a crew of up to 12 artists and scientists. Travelling on a marine mammal research vessel, the Song of the Whale, from Oban via the Small Isles, Skye and the Inner and Outer Hebrides to St Kilda, Harris, Lewis and the Shiants, the journey will explore the impact of climate change on island cultures and ecologies, and investigate stewardship projects which are revitalising the relationship between communities and their contexts.
The expedition crew includes island artists, storytellers, film makers, playwrights, architects, designers, musicians, community leaders, social scientists, ecologists, marine biologists, oceanographers, poets, acclaimed Gaelic singers and a chef. Their experiences during the voyage will be shared via the expedition blog.
This expedition is part of Sea Change, Cape Farewell’s four-year programme of research and making across Scotland’s western and northern isles.
Supported by Creative Scotland, Arts Council England, The Bromley Trust, Eden Project and Lighthouse Foundation.