Ceremony to name Poet’s Seat on the Taynish Art Trail
LIZ Swan and her kayaking group had a lovely surprise when they landed on the shore at Taynish and were invited to join in with the naming ceremony of the Poet’s Seat at the pier.
The group raised a cup of Elderflower bubbly to bless the seat and all who sit and read poetry upon it.
Liz gave a reading of the poem ‘To A Bonny Birch Tree’ (‘Do Bheithe Boidheach’) by the poet George Campbell Hay, whose centenary is being celebrated with poetry, art and music in his home village of Tarbert this year.
The Poet’s Seat is part of the Taynish Art Trail, initiated by Caroline Anderson of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Lesley Burr from Artmap Argyll.
Gordon Campbell from SNH created the seat with the stones from the mill and he has also created a special box to house ‘Into the Forest’, an anthology of tree poems edited by Maggie Haggith and a little notebook for visitors to record their thoughts, feelings and observations about Taynish - a rare and special place.
Liz said: ‘Everyone really enjoyed seeing the beautiful art work on the trail.
‘I think they will all be back. I certainly will be,’ she added.
POETRY PLEASE: Reading at the Poet’s Seat after the