It’s a whopper! Decorate a scale for giant Dee salmon

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  • Workshops on April 7, 18 and May 16
  • Decorate a scale for whopper salmon

As part of the River of Fish project, Deeside residents are being offered the chance to decorate a scale for a whopper of a salmon.

Drop in and decorate a ceramic scale for the artists’ giant five-foot willow salmon with workshops at Woodend Barn and upcoming Banchory Farmers Markets.

Children will also have the chance to enter a competition to design a smolt for the River of Fish installation, which will run as part of the Banchory River Festival from June 12 to 14.

Every tiny fish scale on a salmon’s body contains a whole lot of information about that fish – it’s a bit like a fingerprint. The River Dee Trust will be on hand at the Woodend Barn session to tell you more about the salmon life cycle.

The session at Woodend Barn takes place on Tuesday, April 7, from 10am to 4pm at a cost of £5 per person.

Workshops will also be held at the Farmers Market on April 18 and May 16.

Funds raised are in support of the River Dee Trust and the Banchory Sports Village.

The River of Fish project was devised by local artists Mel Shand, Helen Jackson and Hilary Duncan, to blend artistic concepts and natural beauty.

It focuses on the life cycle of the salmon and its place in the River Dee.