THIS UNLIKELY LOOKING vessel is a 16ft-long paper boat which took to the Forth & Clyde Canal in Glasgow’s Maryhill area recently. It was launched as part of the Speirs Lock Summer Party day of events, arts, music and activities supported by Scottish Canals.
The ‘origami paper boat’ was the brainchild of German artist Frank Bölter who specialises in origami projects. A team of 15 assembled from the local community put it together in a couple of hours, added a water resistant coating, carried it 500 metres, launched it and cruised off down the Glasgow Arm of the canal. friendsofthebridgwaterandtauntoncanal. btck.co.uk for more.