European Stone Stacking Championships

Rounding off Edinburgh Science Festival’s contribution to the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters, the European Stone Stacking Championships returns to Dunbar for the 4th Year.

European Stone Stacking Championships

About European Stone Stacking Championships

Rounding off Edinburgh Science Festival’s contribution to the Scottish Year of Coasts and Waters, the European Stone Stacking Championships returns to Dunbar for the 4th Year. A growing global movement, stone stacking takes materials found in nature and works with Earth’s gravity to create sculptural towers, archways and other awe-inspiring structures from rocks and stones.

Transient in nature – at the mercy of the elements, tides and time – these wonderful land-art creations merge artistic skill and the laws of physics to amazing effect. Requiring patience, concentration and focus, hand-eye coordination and a steady hand, ‘stackers’ swear by its meditative benefits, while science has shown that ‘blue spaces’ (especially seas and coastlines) are good for your body and mind, inducing positive mood and reducing negative mood and stress.

With competitions and demonstrations across the weekend, be amazed by what the professionals can create from nothing but rocks and gravity, and try it for yourself; balance with gravity, create art and connect with nature.

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