Vision Mechanics in co-production with Nordland Visual Theatre

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  • Friday 23 September
    10am - 7pm
  • Saturday 24 September
    10am - 7pm
  • Sunday 25 September
    10am - 5pm
  • Back Beach


Located amidst the golden sand dunes of Findhorn Beach, Drift uses soundscapes, songs and immersive sculptures to explore themes of isolation, captivity, separation and courage.

Drift is inspired by the story of Betty Mouat, a crofter from Shetland who spent eight days drifting alone in the North Sea in a stricken coastal cutter in 1886. Drift invites us to journey across the sand, experiencing aspects of Betty’s inner-life during the ill-fated voyage. The music is an exquisite Shetland song-cycle and the installations range from tiny, authentic 19th century interiors to dream-like sculptures.

Drift has been shortlisted for three Critics’ Awards For Theatre Scotland (CATS): Best Design, Best Music and Sound, and Best Technical Presentation.

This is a performance installation. The show runs throughout the day. Every five minutes one person may enter the performance. A performance lasts 40 min. Due to the location of this performance it is not suitable for wheelchair users. Suitable for aged 14+ years. 

Online booking closes at midnight before the show.

    Vision Mechanics has produced a minutely detailed and emotive piece…This is a beach trip like no other.

    Edinburgh Guide

    …no-one who experiences it will forget this beautiful installation show..

    The Scotsman

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