ARTIST Natalie Taylor has been announced as North Light Arts’ John Muir Fellow.

The Dunbar-based arts organisation will be working with the artist for the next year.

Her work led the start of the pilgrimage to COP26 on Sunday.

The contemplative walk began at John Muir’s Birthplace, on Dunbar High Street, and will make its way through to Glasgow to talk about the crisis of global warming and the need for urgent action.

Numerous events along the way will create experiences, thoughts, ideas and sensations for the walkers and all involved.

Children’s events started the day at Lauderdale Park, followed by events by St Anne’s Church and a sensory slow walk to the harbour, where music and readings took place.

A performance of the ‘Keeper of the Soils cloak’, a community work by Natalie, took place in the Battery amphitheatre.

The warning beacon was lit before the walk continued to Belhaven Church Hall, lit by LED light, then pilgrims’ soup by Sunny Soups was served before an evening talk.