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Tracking Native Oysters Over Time: Their Use as Gaelic Place-names

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03/08/2023 15:00 - 03/08/2023 16:00


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We aim to raise awareness about the value of coastal environments within Scotland, both to ecosystems and people, through presenting a session on oyster-related placenames, and mentions of these animals in stories and song.

During the session, we will:

  1. share bite-size oral summaries about the origins of several nature-based Gaelic placenames,
  2. perform Gaelic songs based around shellfish harvesting
  3. demonstrate our interactive story-map that shows the extent that Gaelic placenames involve oysters and shellfish across the west coast of Scotland
  4. briefly share the benefits of healthy oyster habitat to people and current activities to enhance coastal ecosystems by encouraging re-establishment of these animals.

Open to all ages- both English & Gaelic speakers welcome!

Campbeltown Museum

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