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Haaf Net History

Annan Museum
May 4 @ 11:00 am - June 15 @ 4:00 pm

Unique to the inner Solway, haaf netting has been practised in Annan for over a thousand years. With links to the Vikings and Kings, Riding of the Marches and the fish cross – this interactive display documents for the first time the cultural and historical significance of haaf net fishing.

This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Annan Common Good Sub Committee and Annan Royal Burgh Fishermen’s Association. Funded by Annandale and Eskdale Area Committee and The Scottish Government – Marine Scotland. Delivered as part of the International Year of the Salmon 2019.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Coastwise – Where every name tells a story

Annan Museum
June 22 @ 11:00 am - September 8 @ 4:00 pm

This exhibition reveals the history and stories behind the origins of coastal place-names by exploring the language used to describe features between Redkirk Point and Southerness. Using the first Ordnance Survey maps as a starting point the exhibition looks at how names have evolved and explains the meaning of words that have disappeared from our everyday language. Hands on family activities will accompany this exhibition.

This exhibition was created by the Solway Firth partnership. Find out more at www.solwayfirthpartnership.co.uk/community/solway-coastwise

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk

Plastic waste art installation

Annan Museum
June 22 @ 11:00 am - September 8 @ 4:00 pm

The For Enjoyment community were commissioned by the Dumfries and Galloway Eco Warriors to produce an installation piece to highlight the effects of plastic pollution on the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. The resulting art work invites debate about the human impact of our natural world and at the same time highlight the importance of the work of the Eco Warriors in attempting to clean up our precious beaches.

For Enjoyment is an inclusive community of creative minds of all ages made up from a diverse mix of people from all around the region.

Website: www.dumgal.gov.uk