making the merkinch circles



Barrie has recently played a small part in a very lovely project.

The poet Ken Cockburn and the sculptor Mary Bourne have been working on a project for the riverside redevelopment in Inverness – Ken worked with the Clay Studio in Merkinch, which organised a series of writing workshops and site visits to the new flood defences. The circle poems written for the workshops will be carved into stone and located on site.


The poems will look out over the mouth of the River Ness, over the Beauly Firth to the Kessock Bridge. Three poems will be attached to the wall, two used to create seats, and one will remain at the BREATHE garden in Merkinch which is hosting the carving workshops in September.




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