In brief for 12 May 2010

Fish for breakfast

FISHING leaders will be debating the future of fish stocks with one of the industry’s great detractors at this month’s Fishing 2010 exhibition in Glasgow.

Environmental journalist, author and film maker Charles Clover will hold a breakfast seminar about the urgent need for urgent action to conserve fish stocks, including a showing of his controversial film End of the Line.


A discussion will follow featuring a panel including Mr Clover, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation’s Bertie Armstrong, WWF Scotland’s Louize Hill and Professor Callum Roberts of York University and author of An Unnatural History of the Sea.

Event organiser Fran McIntyre said: “Great credit has to be given to Charles Clover for his decision to attend this seminar at Fishing 2010. I am confident that fishermen will welcome the opportunity to engage in lively debate on the vitally important issue of fisheries conservation.” 

Fishing 2010 runs from 20 to 22 May at Glasgow’s SECC, with the breakfast seminar on the final day.


More information at www.fishingexpo.co.uk


Tapestry in the gardens

SIX students in their final year studying contemporary textiles at Shetland College are showing their work at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, as part of Edinburgh University’s Green to Red exhibition for the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity.

Retired shoe shop owner and former crofter, 67 year old Joan Manson, aged 67, is exhibiting two paintings of bees taking nectar from flowers. “Pollinators are necessary for life, plant and food chain diversity. We as humans will not survive without them,” she explained.

The other exhibitors are Malcolm Stove, Jennifer Tait, Hilary Seatter, Angela Irvine and Marion Isa MacPhee.

Textiles on display include handmade lace, digital and hand screen prints with images inspired by visual research into Shetland’s ecosystems and shorelines through drawing, painting, photography and the use of pin hole cameras.

The exhibition in the Library Foyer, 20A Inverleith Row, is open from 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. It runs until May 27. Admission is free.