Iron age Logboat

by Romain Viguier in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

£520

raised so far

+ est. £77.50 Gift Aid

21

supporters

I have spent the past lockdown carving a copy of a Scottish Iron age logboat with other volunteers, now we need your help to launch it.

by Romain Viguier in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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We will bring the logboat by road to John o'Groats in the North of Scotland and row it across to Orkney.


The project started with a tree on the shore of Loch Ness; a 97-year old Douglas Fir. 

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This tree was felled by the Forestry Commission and a 9-metre long log weighing 8 tonnes was transported to Edinburgh to be carved into a Scottish Iron age logboat (a copy of the "Loch Arthur logboat" kept at the National Museum of Scotland, in Chamber Street, Edinburgh).  

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It took us two years to carve the log into a boat, and we are now planning to use it to cross the Firth of Forth from Granton to Fife to show that Iron age logboats were not just suitable for Scottish lochs, they could also do coastal journeys.  

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At the moment the boat is in the garden of Madelvic house, where it was made and we need your help to transport it to Granton Harbour where it will be launched.

We will then get ourselves prepared for the boat's maiden voyage across the Firth of Forth.

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