Image credit: Ali Pretty
STORIES OF NAIRN/SGEULACHDAN SGÌRE INBHIR NARAINN
COMMUNITY FLAGS / PLACE MAKING
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Image credit: L McPartlan
In 2022, Nairn Book and Arts Festival – the town’s annual celebration of the arts and Highland culture – aligned its creative programme with Visit Scotland’s ‘Year of Scotland’s Stories’. In a major partnership with Kinetika and artist and storyteller Lizzie McDougall, we worked with local community groups to develop a collection of 20 stunning silk flags, encapsulating in striking visual form, just some of Nairn’s stories – who we are, what we love about our town, where we come from, and the characters, histories, languages, myths and legends that make up the identity of Nairn, and the wider area of Nairnshire.
The flags featured in several special events over the course of the festival period and formed a community resource with a legacy to be built upon and expanded. Thank you for helping us to create a legacy of community will and spirit through difficult times and a beacon of hope for a brighter future.
Kinetika’s Beach of Dreams in Nairn in 2021, photo by Mike Johnston
Sea goddess Storm in Nairn in 2021, photo by Mike Johnston
Flag Parade – 27 August 2022
Images all by Alex Williamson, Findhorn Bay Arts
Further Key Dates
30th August – 1 September – Two Day Scarf Painting Workshop with Ali Pretty, book your place.
4th September – Flag installation encircling Wallace Bandstand as part of Nairn Book and Arts Festival’s Finale Day.
Traditional Scottish storyteller and artist, Lizzie McDougall, photo provided by Lizzie McDougall
Click on the flag below to read the story about its inspiration and design.