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'Gone Fishin' - Throwback Thursday

We've all been super excited at Live Borders this week recapturing our love of cute little animated fish with the release of 'Finding Dory' at the cinema (Finding Nemo fans unite!). Therefore, we thought what better time to start the delve into the ocean that is 'Throwback Thursday' than with some fish themed images from our Archives service.

Coincidentally these drawings were donated this week to the team. We got awfully excited by these lovely pieces by artist Mungo Park. At first we thought they might be Clown fish (not unlike Disney Pixars original little Nemo), but further research indicated the drawing may actually be of a perch... but we won't tell if you don't! In all of their preserved technicolor here they are to the right, aren't they beautiful?

The Artist Mungo Park was born in 1771 at Foulshiels near Selkirk, the seventh of thirteen children. A surgeon and explorer he was famed for exploring the River Niger, where he died in 1806. 

We'll be showing Finding Dory on Friday 2 September 2016 Screen Two at The Tait Hall, so why not save a trek to the big city and pop along? If you want even more fishing info you could even marvel at 'The Art of Fishing' exhibition at Hawick Museum which will be available until October 30.

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