More Under the Sea activities planned for October

The last of The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses’ summer Under the Sea activities took place on August 9.

Throughout the summer 330 children and adults have joined in the fishy Under the Sea activity mornings bringing in more than £400 for the Museum to date.

The activity mornings have been run by a team of volunteers at the museum who have worked hard to make interesting and unusual activities using household materials.

Everything from chandeliers made from bottles, to woolly sea snakes have been tried, made and taken home by happy families.

Following the success of the summer activities, further craft sessions are now being planned for the October holidays.

Activities will include making scary skeleton fish, and the cost of the activity mornings will be £2 for children with adults visiting free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Commenting on the success of the sessions, museum director, Virgina Mayes-Wright, said: “It’s been wonderful. It is great to have the museum packed full of children making interesting sea creatures”.

The Under the Sea activitiy mornings have been part of the Knautical Knitting project where people have been asked to knit fish for the museum, but it’s still not too late to join in the fun and knit a fish.

The knitted fish will be auctioned off in September to raise funds for the museum. Look out for details of the fish auction.

For further information about the Under the Sea activities in October, or the Knautical Knitting project contact the museum by emailing info@lighthousemuseum.org.uk or phone 01346 511022.