August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Group walks 2023

Themed History

Linen Routes in Dunbar


Date : Sunday September 3rd

Time : 2.30pm

Meet : John Muir Birthplace

With : Journeys in Design

Gentle stroll of about 1.5 hours around the town centre of Dunbar, exploring our linen and flax heritage

Explore the linen and flax heritage of Dunbar and East Lothian with Journeys in Design. This walk is offered as part of the current Flax Futures exhibition in John Muir’s Birthplace, Dunbar.

Your guide, Dr John Ennes, will take you through the historical significance of flax, grown for generations in Scotland, and the linen it produces. He is also passionate about its future role in supporting new designs and initiatives and tackling climate change. This walk is for everyone, expert or enthusiast, with an interest in local heritage.

Walk starts and finishes at John Muir’s Birthplace Museum, meandering through the town centre.

Gentle stroll along pavements.

Finish around 4pm, allowing for 6 or 7 stops along the way. 

To book

Please book through Eventbrite:

About your guide

Dr John Ennes, a former medical practitioner, is now the curator of Journeys in Design, an organisation that champions  sustainable creative design, alongside health and wellbeing.

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A previous Walk by Design walk in Edinburgh. Photograph by Maxime Ragni.