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An exploration of environmental sentiment from coastal communities in SW Scotland


LAND, a cry from a crow’s nest. LAND, where a ship’s journey begins and ends. LAND, where we live, shelter and where we grow our food.

The LAND project provides an opportunity to join a voyage of discovery centred around the majestic tall ship, La Malouine. Taking steps away from terra firma we invite you to express and signal your sentiments around land use, food production and climate change as you journey through imagination, celebration, hospitality and making.

What is it? 


La Malouine, an 80ft LOD. Brigantine is travelling around Solway ports and up the Clyde to Glasgow, during late 2021 and 2022 with local artists hosting a series of workshops for you to design and make novel maritime flags. Flags are a traditional way of signalling at sea and these community made flags from upcycled fabric are designed to express and signal environmental concerns and future hopes and, when flown all together on the tallship, will carry a spectacular and powerful environmental message.


As we journey along the SW coast, flags are gathered for event days. A 'Dressing of the Ship’ celebration where a musical parade will lead to the flags being hoisted into the ship's rigging, with a participatory food and art event with live music on the quayside. 


The first event day was in Palnackie where flags made there, Dalbeattie and Auchencairn were flown on board and then travelled to The Landing Hub during COP26 in Glasgow as a message from Dumfries and Galloway to world leaders. For 2022 we are coming to Annan, Dumfries, Stranraer, Kirkcudbright and Glasgow. 









Why should I join in?


Land aims to:


  • Welcome inclusive participation; join in the conversation to explore alternative ways of being as we search for a viable future for humanity and the planet.

  • Listen and put local sentiment at the heart of our climate action

  • Share your environmental signals as a collective display widely

  • Share a participatory Food Art event with a shared 'Roots of Soup' made from locally sourced ingredients 

When and where is it?


Event Day No.1 was 30th Oct 2021 Palnackie Harbour,

Dumfries & Galloway


Flags flying at COP26 Glasgow, Scotland

Mon 1-12 Nov 2021 at The Landing Hub, 220 Broomielaw, G1 4RU


Events 2022: Dumfries 13 Aug, Annan 14 Aug, Kirkcudbright 28 Aug, Glasgow with the Clydebuilt Festival 3-4 Sept. Stranraer tbc


Above: The LAND event at Palnackie 

Image credits: Keith Kirk for Dumfries and Galloway Life, Ted Leeming Jo Hodges

LAND is supported by EcoArt, DG Unlimited and The Holywood Trust

More information on the International Code of Signals HERE



Above: The LAND flags flying in Glasgow during COP26