Building Communities by building boats
The Scottish Boatbuilding School, part of the Scottish Maritime Museum, are working with community groups and volunteers to build two St Ayles skiffs for use by communities within the Garnock Connections area. When complete these community boats will be used on Kilbirnie Loch and at Coastal rowing competitions throughout Scotland.
This project will help keep alive some of the traditional boat building skills that have played such an important role in the history of our area.
The completed boats will also provide an unusual way to experience the landscape and wildlife of Garnock Connections.
Thanks to lots of hardwork by our boat building volunteers the two skiffs, Garnock and Avocet, have now launched and are ready for use. If you're interested in getting involved with a new coastal rowing club, or just fancy trying your hand at rowing one of our skiffs then contact Simon for more details.
Did you know?
The Skiffs are primarily made out of 8ft by 4ft sheets of marine ply.