Only 2 more weeks left at Montrose Museum

The exhibition continues to grow with lots of new ‘wishes’ on the net…….most people wish for less litter and plastic on the beach, some for warmer water and one to have a
One Direction Concert there!
Later in September I will meet with a group of people who use the Day Care centre next door to write some postcards with their beach memories. Which I hope to add to the Project Album.

Memories of salmon fishing at the beach

We showed the 1930s film about salmon fishing at St Cyrus to a steady stream of visitors and local people.
It was great to hear locals explain the fishing methods being used and share details of boat building and personal experiences of fishing in all weathers with visitors from all over the world.
The stories from the day have been recorded in the album at the museum but this one is worth sharing.

Salmon Sandwiches

A St Cyrus resident remembers as a teenager being aware that the fishermen might take a couple of salmon home for the pot to celebrate the New Year.
Salmon were slipped in to their waders on the walk back from the beach and salmon sandwiches served in style after ‘the bells’!

Exciting Discovery at the Montrose Museum!

We found out today that the dark specks Tracey had been watching on the time lapse were part of wreck that gets uncovered in the winter storms! and our camera is pointing right at it !

John Aitken Archivist with the Port Authority showed us photographs of the wreck which we will be able to include in the exhibition.

Fiona Scharlau Angus Council archivist brought along a beautiful diary from1911 entitled ‘My Holiday in Montrose’ illustrated with photographs and drawings, Fiona has said we can include it and some Ken Hay photographs in the exhibition.

Living Field at James Hutton Institute

Have compiled three panels of drawings and watercolours produced in the Living Field portacabin at the James Hutton Wet weekend! everyone wanted to be inside out of the rain so I had lots of participants youngest was  about 8 months oldest maybe 75?

The drawings were based on field patterns from aerial photographs using charcoal and watercolour.

Now working on some of my own ……


Latest project is to design images that will be projected as the set for Acis and Galatea a Handel Opera , quite a challenge as the design rotates for each scene and there are sheep involved! maybe formaldehyde is the answer!