Wolfclyde bridge
Wolfclyde bridge

On Saturday 27th June sixteen heritage adventurers canoed from Hardington Mains farm to Wolfclyde Bridge. The canoe journey marked the launch of the Discovering the Clyde programme. The aim of the launch was to highlight how rivers can inspire multi-disciplinary projects. This was exemplified by the range of paddlers who took part: two Biggar High School students and their teacher, a storyteller, a photographer, a film-maker, an outdoor education researcher, four archaeologists, a member of the Scotland’s Urban past project, an architectural historian, a heritage facilitator and two instructors from the Scottish Outdoor Education Centres.

Here are some photos from the day, that sum up the canoe journey and launch events.

Discovering the Clyde multi-disciplinary paddlers

 

The paddlers begin their journey, overlooked by Tinto

 

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On the canoe journey the paddlers gathered at places along the river.
The paddlers come ashore at Wolfclyde.
The paddlers come ashore at Wolfclyde.
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We had a delicious picnic lunch and Discovering the Clyde was officially launched with a speech by Robin Turner, Head of Survey and Recording at RCAHMS.

 

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Alice Myers (photographer) led participants on a photographic exercise to ‘see’ aspects of the historic environment.
Ali McCaig, (RCAHMS surveyor) created a survey record of Coulter motte with Will Wyeth (PhD student).
Ali McCaig, (RCAHMS surveyor) created a survey record of Coulter motte with Will Wyeth (PhD student).
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Coulter motte framed!

 

 

The launch is sponsored as part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Festival 2015, generously supported by DigIt! 2015 and RCAHMS.