Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Litter
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 |
Music and adventure for The Living Lomonds
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont made another remarkable expedition to the Big Tent Festival.
The record-breaking adventurer who cycled round the globe in 2008 joined Big Tent bluegrass performers The Whiskey River Boat Band on a zero-carbon journey to the Falkland festival.
On arrival, both headed for the Living Lomonds tent, where visitors heard about Mark’s adventures and enjoyed the band’s lively country and bluegrass acoustic music.
The travellers begin their zero-carbon journey in Edinburgh on July 20, cycling to Cramond where they swapped their bikes for kayaks for the crossing to Aberdour.
The band – which includes members of Salsa Celtica and The Southern Tenant Folk Union –played an evening session at the Aberdour Hotel, before hitting the road the next morning to cycle to the Big Tent.
Living Lomonds Project Development Officer Alex Page said: “We were really looking forward to welcoming Mark and the Band to our Tent that weekend and hope everyone enjoyed the chat and music.
“The crowds they drew also enjoyed the wide range of information and activities on show in our tent throughout the festival, all celebrating the natural and cultural treasures of the Living Lomonds area.
“The Living Lomonds is an exciting project that will reconnect people with the Lomond and Benarty Hills, conserve the area’s natural and cultural heritage and involve communities in training and volunteering activities.”
The festival also marked the launch of a new booklet ‘Accessing the Lomonds’ produced by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust– the region’s leading environmental charity responsible for managing and conserving Fife’s countryside.
The free publication has a detailed map and information on making the most of the Lomond Hill Regional Park, covering all levels of accessibility for walkers, cyclers and even horse riders.
Living Lomonds tent activities included face-painting for kids plus tables showcasing many aspects of the Living Lomonds area, including archaeology, place-names, heritage and biodiversity.