Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Giant goddess set to Storm Scotland’s popular Fringe By The Sea festival

© Supplied by Neil HannaStorm, Scotland’s largest puppet, will be a centrepiece of the Fringe By The Sea festival in North Berwick, this summer.
Storm, Scotland’s largest puppet, will be a centrepiece of the Fringe By The Sea festival in North Berwick, this summer.

A spectacular sea goddess will rise from the waters and walk the land to take one of Scotland’s most-loved festivals by storm this summer.

Storm, standing at 10-metres tall is Scotland’s largest puppet and will be a centrepiece for Fringe By The Sea in North Berwick this August.

Part of the Year of Coasts and Waters, Storm is folklore made real, living in the waters around Scotland and coming to land to tell the story of oceans in crisis.

Storm created a stir when she was unveiled at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections in 2020.

Created by Edinburgh-based visual theatre company, Vision Mechanics, the eye-catching puppet was first unveiled as part of Celtic Connections 2020.

Vision Mechanics Artistic Director, Symon Macintyre said: “After meeting thousands of friends at her debut in Glasgow at the start of 2020, Storm has been lying in wait to return to Scottish shores and continue to share her message of care for our environment, our oceans and our coastlines.

“Storm brings communities together, something we have all been missing, and we’re delighted to be able to continue her journey on the beautiful beaches of North Berwick with Fringe By The Sea.”

Made from entirely recycled and natural resources, Storm is ten metres tall and weighs around 500 kilos and is operated by eight puppeteers. Her eyes are the colour of oyster shells, her hair thick strands of kelp, her voice the chorus of the waves.

She is accompanied wherever she travels by a beautiful soundscape created by the pioneering Scottish folk singer Mairi Campbell. There are plans to have Storm tour Scotland’s towns and villages this autumn, after her appearance at Fringe By The Sea which runs in North Berwick from August 6 to 15.

Rory Steel, Director of Fringe By The Sea said:  “We are super excited to have Storm appearing on the last day of our festival and be part of her ‘resurrection’ as she spreads her story around Scotland.  She can expect a very special North Berwick welcome.”

It takes eight puppeteers to bring Storm to life.

Fringe By The Sea will offer a line-up of more than 150 events which will see live audiences being entertained in Covid-secure environments.

Tickets are already selling well for acts that have been announced including Basement Jaxx, Huey Morgan, Peat & Diesel, Irvine Welsh, Janey Godley and Gail Porter.

More information about the best way to see Storm will be made available at www.fringebythesea.com and on social media channels nearer the time.

Tickets for events can also be booked at the festival website.


Fringe By The Sea attracts big name authors for live arts festival