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Cùram Cuain (Embrace the Sea)

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Image of the event logo reading 'Curam Cuain (Embrace the Sea)', against a sandy beach background.

Read the blog about this event – A dip in a Marine Protected Area: Reflections from Cùram Cuain (Embrace the Sea)

The MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides project is delighted to present Cùram Cuain (Embrace the Sea) in collaboration with artists Saoirse Higgins and Jonathan Ford, and Creative Carbon Scotland.

The Cùram Cuain (Embrace the Sea) artist project is organising a group sea swim on 23rd October 2021 to bring everyone together in the North-East Lewis Marine Protected Area and embrace the seas around the Outer Hebrides. During the event, participants will become a “pod” of swimmers, highlighting the benefits of the ocean and the value of our protected species and habitats.

This is a multi-ability event for all ages. If you have any accessibility requirements or anything that would make it easier for you to attend this event, please get in touch with Saoirse Higgins at higginssaoirse@gmail.com.

Tea, cake and conversation afterwards at Ionad Stoodie!

Find out more about the event on the project Storymap and on the Seas of the Outer Hebrides Facebook page.


A map of Bayble Beach can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/UiyiU1sJ2MoYxN919

Bayble Beach is a 15-minute car journey from Stornoway with car parking available next to the beach. It is also possible to reach by bus (number W5 from Stornoway) and takes around 45 minutes to reach with a short walk from the bus stop to the beach.

Ionad Stoodie (Garrabost, Point, Isle of Lewis HS2 0PD) is a five-minute car journey from Bayble Beach, a 45-minute walk or a 15-minute bike ride.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the lead-up to this event and will plan safety measures such as social distancing, mask-wearing, or ventilation. Everything we do will be in line with any Scottish Government regulations but we may go beyond these if we feel it is needed to make attendees safe and comfortable. Hand sanitizer and face masks will be available at Ionad Stoodie, and we recommend that that all participants take a lateral flow test on the day of the event and ask that you please do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. 

We are collaborating with MarPAMM – Seas of the Outer Hebrides is part of our culture/SHIFT programme, which supports collaborations between arts and sustainability practitioners to address the climate emergency.

MarPAMM is a cross-border environment project, funded by the EU’s INTERREG VA programme, to develop tools for monitoring and managing a number of protected coastal marine environments in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.

Marpamm and interreg logos for Seas of the Outer Hebrides project

Seas of the Outer Hebrides

Cùram Cuain logo: Saoirse Higgins and Jonathan Ford. Background image credit:Piotr Musioł via Unsplash


23rd October 2021
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Creative Carbon Scotland


Ionad Stoodie
Garrabost, Point, Isle of Lewis HS2 0PD + Google Map

Images are supplied by the event organiser and used with permission.

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