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END OF SEASON 2017

This year we are closing for the season on Sunday 15th October.  It has been a great  season with our art competition and lots of dolphin sightings to keep visitors entertained.  Thanks to all who visited us and we hope to see you again next year.

NEW STOCK IN THE GIFT SHOP

This year we have some beautiful new ranges in the gift shop.

We have ceramics and textiles from Hannah Turner which are designed and made in Britain with an environmental ethos.

 

We also have a range of paperweights from Hafod Grange in Wales.  These are made from dried botanical specimens such as blooms and seed heads embedded in clear polyester resin.  They are cast in a globe shape which allows the specimen to be seen in its beauty from all angles, creating a crystal clear effect.

 

We have a variety of postcards, cards, magnets and books too as well as childrens’ toys and St Abbs lifeboat stock.  And don’t forget our bespoke  prints and magnets of St Abbs by Eilidh Muldoon and Andy Tuohy!

ART COMPETITION OVERALL WINNER

The overall winner in our art competition was chosen by Eilidh Muldoon, an Edinburgh artist who has produced some art work of St Abbs for us this year.  The winner is Iona Gillie from Ayton’s Primary 5 and she won a framed print of her picture.  Her picture has also been made into a postcard which we are selling here with all proceeds going to Ayton school’s Parent Council.   

The overall winning picture by Iona Gillie, primary 5, Ayton primary school

The overall winning picture by Iona Gillie, primary 5, Ayton primary school

 

Iona Gillie, our art competition overall winner, with a framed print of her picture.

Iona Gillie, our art competition overall winner, with a framed print of her picture.

ART COMPETITION WINNERS

The voting for the art competition concluded at the end of July and we can now announce the winners.  Well done to them and all the entrants!

Primary 1 winner - Faye Richardson, Ayton

Primary 1 winner – Faye Richardson, Ayton

Primary 2 winner - Lyra Ross, Coldingham

Primary 2 winner – Lyra Ross, Coldingham

Primary 3 Winner - Heidi Blake, Ayton

Primary 3 Winner – Heidi Blake, Ayton

Primary 4 winner - Gemma Russell, Cockburnspath

Primary 4 winner – Gemma Russell, Cockburnspath

Primary 5 winner - Iona Gillie, Ayton

Primary 5 winner – Iona Gillie, Ayton

Primary 6 winner - Carrie Gibson, Coldingham

Primary 6 winner – Carrie Gibson, Coldingham

Primary 7 winner - Merryn Lloyd Jones (Coldingham)

Primary 7 winner – Merryn Lloyd Jones (Coldingham)

ART COMPETITION

This year we have worked with three local primary schools – Ayton, Cockburnspath and Coldingham – to hold an art competition.

We chose the theme of marine conservation and looking after our seas and the St Abbs Marine Station visited each school and gave a short talk on that topic.  The children were then asked to produce a piece of art on ‘why you think we should protect sea life’.  Each school has given us two entries for each class and we have invited the public to vote for the ones they like best.  The overall winner will have their picture made into a postcard which we will sell here at the Visitor Centre on behalf of their school’s Parent Council.  The voting is open 2nd – 31st July.

 

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NEW ARTWORK OF ST ABBS

St Abbs by Eilidh Muldoon

For 2017 we asked Edinburgh-based illustrator and designer, Eilidh Muldoon, to create a pair of images of St Abbs in her own inimitable style.  The pictures are exclusively available here at the St Abbs Visitor Centre as prints and magnets.

Eilidh gained her Master of Fine Arts from Edinburgh College of Art in June 2013, returning to the College as Illustrator in Residence.  As well as teaching and holding workshops, Eilidh carries out a variety of illustration and design work, most recently illustrating picture books and creating a colouring book (available here).

 

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VISITOR CENTRE CLOSURE

We will be closed on Tuesday 2nd May and Wednesday 3rd May for a local event.  The road to St Abbs will also be closed.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

FISH TANK

Our fish tank has returned for another season and is full of interesting creatures.  We have various anemones and gastropods, prawns, hermit crabs and a Scorpion fish as well as some other examples of rockpool life.  Well worth a look especially if you catch feeding time!

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Open for 2017

We are now open for the 2017 season.  Come in and see us!

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CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

We are now closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.  Thank you to everyone who has visited us and helped us enjoy a great year!     Hope to see you in 2017!

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