Category Archives: history

sights and sounds

Like all my pieces, ‘Whistle’ started off as an idea – the sound of steam engine whistles echoing around the landscape and making a journey from town to wilderness. Making it happen is a very different thing. A lot of … Continue reading

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Testing Testing….

After a successful initial test on site last month, we’re now going ahead with a much larger test on the 23rd April. There will be seven whistles over a two mile stretch of the old railway line starting above Lochearnhead … Continue reading

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Whistle

So, after all that walking, reading, talking and listening we’ve decided on a final piece from this residency. Something that brings together all the strands of thinking I’d been doing and packages it up in a nice little packet. Something … Continue reading

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Boulder

There are so many different directions I could take this residency in. The problem with amassing so much information and losing yourself in a place for such an extended amount of time is that you find so much stuff interesting. … Continue reading

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Fairy Stories

I like stories. Landscapes are full of them – lying one on top of another like the geological strata. Uncover one of them and you reveal the traces of many more below, but all add up to the rich narratives … Continue reading

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Inventions

I’m now well and truly engrossed in John Muir’s writings. The early years stuff about his childhood in Scotland, then as settlers in America is an amazing document of rural existence in the mid 19thC. But it’s the bit from … Continue reading

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Trains (reposted)

N.B. – this post was originally published on my Tumblr blog. Last week I was alerted to a bit of work that SNH have out for consultation on areas of land it considers to be of core wildness. It’s interesting to … Continue reading

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