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Final Publication – FUTURE FOREST, BLACK WOOD, RANNOCH, SCOTLAND

We are pleased to say that Forest Research has released the Future Forest Report on their website. (June 2015). This report to the community intends to contribute to the discourse about cultural values and meanings associated with the native Caledonian pine forests of Scotland. The work is focusing on the Black Wood of Rannoch in Highland Perthshire. To date, […]

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Imagining Barnacle Geese on Islay

The Primary 6/7 class of Port Ellen Primary School listened carefully last week as I galloped through time explaining, as best I could, how the myth of the Barnacle Goose began, developed and was perpetuated. Using a presentation of pictures and quotes from history, we started with a look at how geese had been viewed […]

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Scotspine Portraits INS Exhibition

The  exhibition of Marcus Leotaud’s Scotspine Portraits will take open on the 5th December, 6-8PM, The Saltire Society, 9 Fountain Close, 22 High Street Edinburgh, EH1 1TF. Tweet

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A New EIA for Natural Scotland – Project Update

We have been working with a small rural community over the past few weeks, exploring ways of understanding their relationship to place and the impact of changes in the landscape, through discussions and creative experiments. We are making content for ‘The Missing Pages’ of an Environmental Impact Assessment through developing a creative methodology for assessing […]

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Tiny Geographies – YONS project

Tiny Geographies is a Year of Natural scotland Project Artist Chris Dooks has worked in 4 key locations, producing 4 short films of each area for Atomic Doric http://www.woodendbarn.com/atomic-doric/. He has interviewed different people who connect with the places – young nature groups, walkers, rangers etc – recording sounds, photographing and filming with them. Tiny Geographies has created […]

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The Valentine Project – Fieldworking – Glen Tilt

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Barnacle – Fish or Fowl?

Beginnings. I am exploring in partnership with my husband, Carl Mitchell, the image of the Barnacle Goose in Scotland. This species has a myth connected with its origin, based on early lack of knowledge of migration. There are several fascinating medieval drawings of Barnacle Geese growing on trees, as the myth says, available to view […]

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Oban Information Session

The Oban Information Session was held on the 15th of April from 4-6PM at the Scottish Marine Institute (SAMS), Oban, Argyll with approximately 40 people in attendance. Laurence Mee, the director of SAMS spoke  passionately about the need for collaboration between the arts and scientists and the many benefits that this affords the artists, the scientists and […]

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Dumfries Information Session 10/04/13

The Dumfries Information Session held yesterday was a a great success. Many thanks to Dr Emily Brady for her thought-provoking presentation on environmental aesthetics and environmental ethics and to artist and planner, Timothy Collins for his presentation about the relationship between theory, practice in environmental art. We hope to post edited versions of their thought-provoking talks […]

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