‘Shifting Sands’ exhibition to open in Montrose

Photo opportunity: 2pm on Friday, 27th June at Montrose Museum.


A team from the University of Dundee will next week open an exhibition charting the loss of Angus coastline.

‘Shifting Sands’ opens at Montrose Museum on Friday, 27th June and features poetry, art work and geography by children from South Esk Primary School and Montrose Academy. They have been working with the University team of Jean Duncan, artist-in-residence at the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR), Geoscientist Dr Fraser Milne, and Tracey Dixon, from the School of the Environment.

Jean said, “Since the late 1980s there has been erosion at the southern end of Montrose  bay resulting in the loss of tens of meters of shoreline in the dunes fronting the Montrose Medal Links golf course.

“The main focus of the project has been to work with local groups and school children to increase understanding of coastal dynamism and create a visual record of how Montrose beach used to be, how it is now and help develop some insights into how it can be managed for the future.”

Information on coastal change and an album of photographs and memories collected from local people as well as Jean’s paintings and photography and film by Tracey Dixon will be on display.

Members of the public are being encouraged to bring along their beach memories and photographs to be included in an album recording the project, which is funded by Creative Scotland.


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