The Brass Rubbing Trail installed in Livingston, Scotland

A community creative response to fish migration developed into Public Art, comissioned by the river conservation charity , Forth Rivers Trust. This work was in collaboration with artist Annie Lord. We were given a broad brief to create a long lasting public art work; which engaged the local community, shared knowledge of changes to their river and the science behind it.

This project involved artist-led walks, workshops and citizen science led research. The visual materials created by participants were collated and designed into etched brass plates, then set into boulders and installed on the River Almond. In addition to using the participants’ work in this way, we also used their cyanotypes to produce interpretation boards to accompany the sculptures.

For more information on Three Sites on the Almond see the project document below, which is available to download via the link at the end of this page.