The Stornoway Ullapool ferry is the inspiration for a new performance work being planned by the National Theatre of Scotland – and they want islanders to be involved.
Ferry Tales will be inspired by commuters, holiday makers, passengers and workers on ferry routes around the west coast of Scotland – including the regular trip across the Minch.
Due to be performed on selected ferries in April 2020, Ferry Tales celebrates the waters surrounding Scotland’s western islands and the journeys across them made by thousands of residents, workers and tourists each year.
Local communities around three major ferry routes, which include the Ullapool – Stornoway route, are being encouraged to get involved and share stories of ferry experiences, whether strange, wonderful or everyday.
NTS are also looking for local choirs, bands, clubs and societies who might like to be involved in community performances, welcoming people as they disembark from the ferry.
Anyone who wants to share their stories can fill in an online survey form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=kn8riRPlgEa0wpiJL_MaOMprre6-N35IroDIKJLf2S9UNUdRTjgyTzEzOUFCQUJPMzlIMVNQMEg2Ny4u
An information session is also due to be held on Wednesday December 4th at 5pm at An Lanntair, with advance booking not required, just show up.
Ferry Tales is supported by EventScotland’s year of coasts and waters events fund with the support of Caledonian MacBrayne and their ferries.