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In August 2013 we set sail from Stromness on our second Sea Change expedition, aboard Lerwick community boat The Swan, with a crew of 27 artists, scientists and informers. More ›

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The expedition crew of 27 includes a wide range of scientific and creative folk.
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Watch highlights from the 2011 Western Isles Expedition ››

Microcosms: Eons, Tides and Dreams

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‘I go to the rockpool at the slack of the tide to mind me what my poetry’s for.’ –      Jen Hadfield (from the poem, Daed-traa*)           ‘The parent materials were gathered together as volcanoes poured them out in fiery streams, as waters running over the bare rocks of the continents wore... Read more ›

Hot Water Vs The Internet

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Replenish + Unision

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Replenish Fill ( something up again) Restore ( something to a former level or condition ) To nourish, to fill with inspiration or power Unison Synchronised or simultaneous An instance of agreement or concord Stranded in Scalloway for the weekend due to bad weather, our expedition around the Shetland Isles in the Swan was slow... Read more ›

Stone Cut Runes…

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Thurso about 4pm Monday 19 August – a retrospective diary entry I found the museum.  I found two standing stones.  Stone cut runes.  And I found this… to watch the dawn sweep over a flat grey horizon that is a stone cut rune to put your mark on the morning’s silence that is a stone cut... Read more ›