European Stone Stacking Championships 2021



The European Stone Stacking Championships 2021 are on!

Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th 2021 in Dunbar

Click images below to see the story from the last championships in 2019

Back again at the Eye Cave Beach below Bayswell Road Dunbar EH42 1AB

and in Lauderdale Park Bayswell Road Dunbar EH42 1AE

£10 entry to compete on the day or in advance by emailing


If you can’t join us at Dunbar and would like to be involved you can take part in our new online competition. 

We will also be running some live transmissions from the ESSC event in Dunbar. View the Facebook page for updates on timings and links to see this.

Due to Covid safety concerns visitor access to view the artworks on the beach will be limited. There are paths above the beach where the artworks may be viewed from. If possible groups will be allowed closer access onto the beach.

Saturday 10th 12-4pm

Competitors register on the Eye Cave beach at 12pm 

1-2pm – Eye Cave beach. Quantity event. Most stones balanced vertically – one stone upon another within 30 minutes

2.30-4pm – Eye Cave beach. Timed balance – 2 minutes for each competitor to stack 7 stones in the most artistic way

Sunday 10th 12-5pm

12-3pm – Eye Cave beach. Artistic competition – Access to the beach available for competitors to prepare from 10am-12pm.

10am-4pm – Kids competition. Free entry. Up to 15 years. In Lauderdale Park organised and run by Wishing Tree By the Sea Lauderdale Park Cafe. Prizes sponsered by Sweetie Bank Dunbar High street.

5pm – Prize giving ceremony for ESSC 2021 Adult and childrens competitions in Lauderdale Park

Shop window exhibition of LandArt Photography

Featuring Jon foreman , James Brunt, Laurence Winram, Sterling Gregory, James Craig Page, Pedro Duran & others. 1st -15th July 2021 at Be Green Dunbar Energy Advice Center – 55 High st Dunbar EH42 1EW 

Follow more updates and posts on the ESSC Facebook Page


Check out these other links for Land Art events

Llano Eart Art Festival – The world championships in Texas USA 

Land Sand Stone – Bridlington England

Thanks must go to Edinburgh Science Festival  and Event Scotland in their support for the ESSC