How lockdown art has taken over a Musselburgh beach

A large driftwood community artwork has sprung up on the sands of the harbour in Musselburgh, making Fisherrow into something of an outdoor gallery.

Made by Rebecca Stanton and Oliver Herbert. Picture:  Instagram Rebeccalouisestanton
Made by Rebecca Stanton and Oliver Herbert. Picture: Instagram Rebeccalouisestanton

It all began shortly after lockdown when someone planted a large piece of driftwood into the sand at Fisherrow. Then slowly but surely, others on their daily exercise added to the lone piece of wood – all pointing forward to the sea.

It has now been joined by creations in stones and shells on the sand.

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Susan Dalgety, who added a piece of driftwood to the work, said: “The installation has built up over the last few weeks, since lockdown. It started with one large piece of driftwood which someone planted in the sand, and people have added to it.

Made by Rebecca Stanton and Oliver Herbert. Picture: Instagram Rebeccalouisestanton

“It is now a community landmark, our lockdown art. It looks beautiful.”

Made by Rebecca Stanton and Oliver Herbert. Picture: Instagram Rebeccalouisestanton