February 4, 2020East Lothian, Music, stories and ballads

A local band, Barnstorm have responded to the Whiteadder project with their piece ‘Our Scotland’. They originally started as a duet some years ago, has developed into the current line-up of:Carol Dubber: vocals / guitar / mandolin / songwriterChris Dubber: vocals / percussionAlan Bradd: vocals / guitar / banjoKenny Tait: Bass / keyboard They enjoy performing … Read More

The Rig Weeps

February 4, 2020Creative Art

The Rig Weeps, a poem by Kate Campbell: Dark larches reach the cloud and starsAbove a white-grass marsh; the moorWhere shepherds tended sheep and stillsAnd old stones still guard ancient loreWhere frosty trails wind up the rigAnd Mossy Burn half-frozen flows. The night is quiet. The wind is tired.In the still air the owl laments.The old … Read More


February 4, 2020Borders, Creative Art, East Lothian

Artist Fiona McLachlan-Powell has proposed to create sculptural installations inspired by the female agricultural workers from the past called bondagers, who worked in agriculture in East Lothian and Berwickshire. The installation will be of sculptural objects taken from the material culture of the bondagers. They were hired at a hiring fair by hinds who needed … Read More


February 4, 2020Creative Art

Ettie Spencer has responded to the project with her proposal for an installation on the Whiteadder reservoir. Not many people know about the school and farm buildings now hidden at the bottom of the Whiteadder. This artwork will draw attention to the beauty of its surroundings as the floating, luminous, white, ghostly ‘houses’ catch the … Read More