Tapestry weaving, memories of war and peacetime, boatbuilding, a summer event, community rowing club and new travelling exhibition, we’ve heaps to get involved with and enjoy this Spring and Summer!
At our Dumbarton-based Skylark IX Recovery Project, we care for the Dunkirk ‘Little Ship’ Skylark IX and use her wonderful story of hope and resilience to inspire and support people across West Dunbartonshire, those recovering from addictions and those simply needing to connect and spend meaningful time with others.
We’re busier than ever.
So, whether you want to join one of our exciting new projects, support us or just learn a little more, now’s the time.
Read on for a taste of what’s on.
We hope to see you soon.
‘Skylark IX Voices’
Did you sail on Skylark on Loch Lomond for pleasure or during a Remembrance event?
Do you, your family or friends have stories of Dumbarton during World War Two?
Whether it’s a brief memory or long tale, photos or memorabilia, we’d love to hear from you as we build Skylark’s story and a slice of our collective Dumbarton history.
Contact Jade: email@example.com / 07939664921.
‘Skylark in Stitches’
Over 50 local folk picked up needles and thread to craft our fabulous Skylark Lockdown Patchwork Quilt.
This year, we’re bigging it up with a tapestry weaving together stories of Skylark’s travels and West Dunbartonshire.
Follow our social media for more.
‘Hope Floats’ Exhibition
Our new exhibition opens at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) on April 9.
Pop in, take a look and, whilst you’re there, say hello to our team at the Skylark IX Boatbuilding Workshop based there.
Summer Event Saturday June 4
Join us for lots of family fun at the Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank) as we celebrate the Year of Stories with performances, creative writing, heritage talks and children’s activities bringing to life stories of Skylark and life lived around her during war and peacetime.
Dumbarton Rowing Club
As many as 20 Volunteer Trainees from Alternatives Community-based Recovery and Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) helped complete our fabulous 22ft St Ayles Skiff.
With another built by our friends at the Scottish Maritime Museum, we’re hoping to revive Dumbarton’s past rowing glory!
Interested in joining a new Dumbarton Rowing Club?
Contact Jae: firstname.lastname@example.org
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