Cer­e­mony to name Poet’s Seat on the Taynish Art Trail

The Oban Times - - Community News -

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

nam­ing cer­e­mony.

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