'Sounding the Landscape' at RSPB Baron's Haugh

Thursday 9 May


Price: £10 per person

Booking essential

A collaborative project between RSPB Scotland and three artists inspired by the unique sound environment of Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve. 

To celebrate international Dawn Chorus day, join us for a one-off opportunity to hear the reserve through new ears. The guided walk taking in the work of Lisa Robertson and Calum Scott aims to engage visitors in the sound-world of the reserve.

Starting from the reserve car park RSPB staff will lead a 90-minute walk through the reserve focussing on birdsong and stopping to experience the work of the two artists on the way.

The Artists:

Lisa Robertson’s compositions make connections between nature and human folk culture. At this event she will be performing a solo piece for the violin which will mirror sounds from the environment such as the bird calls as well as other natural ambient sounds.

Calum Scott creates sculptures which respond to a location or a specific history and themselves create sound. His installation will be at the end of the walk inspired by the listening cave on the nearby Dalziell Estate

The Walk:

The walk is around 3km long on good paths taking in woodland, grasslands, wetlands and river habitats where we should see (and hear) a really good variety of birds.

Wear sturdy footwear and come prepared for the weather. If you have mobility issues please call to discuss as we may be able to offer a shortened option.

The event costs £10 per person.  Spaces are limited and booking essential.

Please call RSPB on 0141 331 0993 to book.


RSPB Baron's Haugh, Manse Rd, Motherwell ML1 2PZ

Where is it?

  • Postcode: ML1 2PZ
  • County: North Lanarkshire

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