Image: 'Shore' research still 2018, courtesy Margaret Salmon

Image: 'Shore' research still 2018, courtesy Margaret Salmon


Shore: How We See The Sea is a visual arts and science project reflecting Scotland’s coastal communities’ responses to Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).  The project is funded by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and Arts Council England, and by the Wellcome Trust.

Produced and curated by Invisible Dust, Shore inspires, connects and reflects responses in Scotland’s coastal communities to the MPAs two years after their legal designation in 2016. The project aims to spark Scotland-wide conversations about “how we see the sea” and the role of MPAs in preserving or ‘shoring up’ our endangered aquatic worlds.



Throughout Shore, voices, texts, reflections and images are being gathered and shared across artforms and partner locations to create an impression of the national picture around the social, economic and environmental implications of MPAs.  By offering a platform for the complex perspectives and perceptions inspired by both arts and science engagement, Shore aims to stimulate a wider national awareness and open up dialogue around the challenges of caring for our natural resources in Scotland and the UK.



You and/or a young person under the age of 16 in your care have contributed to Shore and completed a Media Consent Card with us. We value your participation and completion of the card confirms your consent to use photographs and/or video and/or audio recordings of you. Any information (including photos, video and audio) we have of you will be held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The personal data collected on the card will be held securely and will only be used for administrative purposes. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold on you and to request corrections or deletions of it.

You can ask Invisible Dust to stop using your photos, video or audio at any time, in which case they will not be used in future publications and will be withdrawn from any digital media but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation. You were given a copy of this card to keep - please let us know if you require a copy. Invisible Dust is the ‘Data Controller’ for your information and can be contacted via the online form here.



For more information about your rights, how and why we use your information, and how long your information will be kept, please find below a link to the Privacy Notice for Shore: How We See the Sea.