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 1.  Irvine
Maritime Heritage & Sustainable Design
Welcome to Salvage Scotland 2020

A Journey to the Scottish Maritime Museum
with Nicola Scott

 2.  North Uist
Art Activism and the Sea
​with David Cass
Taigh Chearsabhagh North Uist
with Andy Mackinnon and Simon Hart

 3.  Summer Isles
A Journey to Isle Martin
with Julia Barton

 4.  Orkney
Ghost Fishing and Maritime Salvage
with Mark Cook

 5.  Montrose
Maritime Knowledge Transfer
with Amy Gair

 6.  Burntisland 
Warp, Weft and the Sea
with Susie Redman
Fashioning Seaweed
with Jasmine Linington
WIld Weaving in the Boat Yard
with Susie Redman and Akshata Mokashi
Our Treasure Trove Exhibiton
Thank You from Journeys in Design

 International Links N.Ireland
The Currach Project
with Bruce Clark The Netherlands
Dutch Design and the Sea
with Nienke Hoogvliet


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A Maritime SOS

Salvage Scotland is a voyage by river, loch and sea to Scotland’s maritime communities, exploring the heritage that binds us at home and by sea to more distant shores. Contemporary concerns for our shared seas and waterways has galvanised regenerative design initiatives, sometimes drawing on more ancient wisdoms; we highlight the people and projects that support these thriving communities. Our inaugural outing was 26th July to 9th August 2020, and we set sail again July 2023. Our material focus for this programme is seaweed and maritime plastics.

Launching in the environs of the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine, we set sail in 2020 up the west coast via North Uist, Lochalsh and the Summer Isles, north to Orkney then down the east coast via Montrose along the beautiful shorelines of Fife to Burntisland, in a series of cultural moorings, gathering treasures and reaching out to Northern Ireland and The Netherlands with two international initiatives: ‘The Currach Project’ and 'Seaweed So Good'. Our 2020 voyage is mapped out below: welcome aboard!

Image: Salvage Scotland Lifebuoy Logo and Map by Benjamin Hanyecz 

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Cultural Moorings


Treasure Trove Exhibition and Thank You

with curator John Ennis

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Thank you from curator John Ennis, from Burntisland, linking to our Treasure Trove Exhibition 


Many thanks to all who joined us on board this year.

As we berth in Burntisland, we offer you our Treasure Trove Exhibition 2020.

The Scottish creative talent represented by these works is drawn from across art, design and industry and Journeys in Design is grateful to each practitioner for so generously sharing their work. 
You can hear more of the stories behind each exhibit in the series of practitioner encounters below that accompany the Salvage Scotland programme.

We hope you enjoyed this years voyage.

We look forward to sailing on with you in years to come.

Day 11
Wild Weaving in the Boatyard

with Susie Redman and Akshata Mokashi

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Workshop with Susie and Akshata, to seaweed licence areas and to Jasmine's website

On India's National Loom Day, join expert weavers Akshata Mokashi from Mumbai and Susie Redman from Burntisland as they lead a Wild Weaving session with novice, John Ennis.


Unable to gather in numbers during the Covid19 pandemic, Journeys in Design continues our series of well-being workshops, partly 'on the ground' gathering items to incorporate into a simple tapestry weave, and partly online with Susie leading the way.


Our boatyard salvage include the washed wooden cane circles of an old boat fender, used as our frame, old rope and seaweed as weft and a warp of linen thread. John has more fun than aesthetic success but all three happily pass some time together and feel the benefit of productive fellowship across the miles.

Day 10
Fashioning Seaweed

with Jasmine Linington

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Our encounter with Jasmine Linington, to seaweed licence areas and to Jasmine's website

Designer Maker Artist and 'Seaweed Girl' Jasmine Linington discusses her journey in design with curator John Ennis.


Jasmine shares how an early repulsion of seaweed morphed into a material fascination, from her early days on the north coast of Devon to the east coast of Scotland, graduating Master of Fine Art Textiles in 2019. Jasmine and John first met in Leith, Edinburgh's vibrant port and design district, at creative hub Custom Lane.


Jasmine's SeaCell textiles and seaweed embellishments have been featured widely, including in the popular Country Homes magazine and in the influential magazine of the UK Crafts Council: CRAFTS. 

Day 9
Dutch Design and the Sea

with Nienke Hoogvliet

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Our encounter with Nienke Hoogvliet, to Vlieland and to Nienke's website

Designer and passionate advocate of ocean welfare Nienke Hoogvliet discusses the intriguing potential of seaweed with curator John Ennis.


The pair remember their Dezeen Day meeting in October 2019 and the Post Plastic Panel discussion. With a base in the Hague, Nienke reflects on how design is nurtured in The Netherlands and on local projects including on the Dutch island of Vlieland.


With her Sea Me programme, Nienke channels her advocacy into inspiring seaweed textile and natural dye projects. John and Nienke look forward to future potential collaboration linking Scotland and The Netherlands.

Day 8
Warp, Weft and the Sea

with Susan Redman

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