… this was MacKinnon’s house. It is said he was so tidy and organised that he could find anything in his tool shed at midnight without having to put on the light. The delphiniums in his neat borders have survived the croft, his shed and himself.
Collapsed roof and chimney, fragment of cast iron stove. Kilmory, Ardnamurchan…
Peat strata, Tomintoul.
Where you been?
Robin Crawford & Donald S Murray
Sun 19 Aug 11:00 – 12:00 Garden Theatre £12.00, £10.00
MOORS AND BOGS DESERVE ANOTHER CHANCE
The moorlands of Scotland and beyond fascinate art historian Robin Crawford and playwright-poet Donald S Murray. Crawford discusses what he found after evaluating the peat areas of the Outer Hebrides for a year, documented in Into the Peatlands, while Murray extends his reach from Lewis and the Highlands to the Netherlands and Australia in The Dark Stuff, unpicking why these landscapes have been represented unfairly in folklore.
Part of our Our Planet and Us series of events.
Peat stack looking north from the Butt View Stores, Bragar, Lewis.
These are due to be stacked into a birthday cake later.
peat stack on the cliff top with Broad Bay behind, chimney sweep’s van in front, Tolsta, Lewis
peat stack with home-repaired tractor. Looking south to the mountains of Harris, Leurbost, Lewis