Palnackie 30th Oct 2021


3 - 6pm

Join us in celebrating the collective voices of the coastal communities around Dalbeattie, Auchencairn and Palnackie in SW of Scotland with a programme of joyful participatory activities. 


Communities have come together to explore environmental issues, and have shared feelings and stories, fears and hopes. They have imagined, designed and created and now their environmental flags are ready to fly, sending a message for all to see.


Everyone is welcome to join in this free event.

When and where is it?


          Event Day #1 is on the 30th Oct 2021 3-6pm

          Palnackie Harbour, Dumfries & Galloway,

          Quayside of La Malouine, DG7 1PQ 


           Flags flying at COP26 Glasgow, Scotland

           Mon 1-12 Nov 2021 at The Landing Hub 

           220 Broomilaw, Glasgow G1 4RU

Tall Ship 'La Malouine'

 What's it all about? 


Coastal communities and ecosystems are particularly affected by climate change due to the increased risks of flooding from rising sea levels and extreme weather events; from human pollution and acidification of the sea caused by the burning of fossil fuels and from the erosion of mudflats, salt marshes, dunes and beaches. Front line voices and stories are important.


The Tall Ship, La Malouine and the quayside host this celebratory art event. The community have come together to design and make flags that express and signal their environmental concerns and future hopes. Once hoisted into the ship's rigging in 'The Dressing of the Ship', will carry a spectacular and powerful environmental message. These flags will then travel to Glasgow COP26 carrying a message from Dumfries and Galloway to world leaders









 'The Roots of Soup' . Cooking onboard the ship with the flag makers. 


Flag Parade from Palnackie Primary School, through the village to the harbour led by The Isle of Cumbrae Pipeband


'Dressing of La Malouine' on the quayside. Community environmental flags hoisted into the Tall Ships rigging.


Hot soup served and 'Fork to Farm' food conversations with Abi Mordin from Propagate onboard the ship.

Music from Pete Garnett & Greg Lawson of Moishe's Bagel.


Warm yourselves up with The Samba Sisters and get ready for 


Climactic 'Lighting of The Ship'


Parking is at T P Niven yard staff car park. Turn left at crossroads

Disabled parking at J Halliday on the harbour. Turn right at crossroads

Toilets including disabled, at the Village Hall

The food will be suitable for vegans