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Arrived in Ullapool to a wild shoreline . This week sees some of the highest tides of the year which is very exciting and means a bigger area to scour between the tide lines. Good news for the surveying with Ullapool High School pupils on Wednesday.

Ullapool harbour

I had my first meeting with people who are involved with existing beach cleaning in the area.  Debbie the local SYHA manager has  undertaken many along the shoreline of the harbour, she also told me about many initiatives they undertake in the hostel to encourage backpackers to  recycle and  bin used materials and how Ullapool has signed up to the Keep Scotland Beautiful campaign ‘Cottoned On’ which aims to reduce plastic bag usage.

Surprisingly my first  walk on the harbour strand line presented me with a bunch of flowers! Sadly  on my next foray onto the beach approximately 2 km north close to the mouth of the Ullapool River, the first few  metres of seaweed held  a pair of sun glasses, rope and a section of a corrugated box all made from plastic… was most of the objects noted along my 100m walk. The first of many  to be recorded.

flowers on the HTL   corrugated box section   sun glasses   an talla solais  sign

I leave my  studio tonight  happy, feeling well supported by everyone  at An Talla Solais. It is a fantastic resource for a community to have and gives a warm welcome to both visitor and artist.

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