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Malcolm Mackenzie oversees the building of a rowing boat made from foreshore flotsum.

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Malcolm Mackenzie from Plockton and Atlas Arts launched a creative project in Portree on Saturday June 11.

It involved people bringing a piece of wood to the foreshore and designing, making and decorating a rowing boat.

The project moved to Plockton on June 25 and again it was enjoyed by everyone who took part.

This project asks: ‘What role does the sea play in connecting us across and within different communities?’

Over the next year, the ambition is to build two St Ayles coastal rowing skiffs before restaging the race between Plockton and Portree.

Elsewhere, the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music held its end of session concert at Plockton High School to a large audience on Saturday June 18.

Photograph: Malcolm Mackenzie oversees the building of a rowing boat from foreshore flotsum. NO_F26_MalcolmMackenzie_Plockton