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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Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!
Come and visit Humbie Dean, a two-acre ornamental and woodland garden sandwiched between two burns at 600 feet with interest throughout a long season!
This long garden in a corner site of Glassel Park Estate is planted mostly by plant type with water features and an unheated conservatory contains cacti and insectivorous plants.
Visit the amazing communal gardens for the Residents of the Moray Estate. Between them they stretch over 9 acres offering an atmosphere of tranquillity within the city centre!
A large, formal lily pond now forms the focal point in front of the house. There is a large pond, another lily pond and a woodland garden with a burn running through.
Visit Longwood, an extensive, long-established country garden at 800 feet, undergoing renewal. There are ducks and hens, stream and ponds as well as areas of wild garden.