Sanctuary


A long term series inspired by the mountain bothy culture in Scotland. Fascinated by the contrast between these unassuming bastions to the surrounding landscapes and weather, my interest captured by a moment of chance, walking across the desolate landscape of the Cairngorm National Park one winter. This project examines these places that have been forgotten by many and celebrated by few. A non evasive and largely anonymous portrayal, intentionally captured from a distance.


Emerging from the vast landscape these largely repurposed structures are set within some of the wildest and remotest parts of Scotland. Maintained by a devout network of volunteers, offering an opportunity to escape urbanisation and provide sanctuary. 






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Bothy/BΘI/


noun: bothy: plural noun: bothies; noun: bothie.


In Scotland, a small hut or cottage, especially one for housing farm labourers or for use as a mountain refuge. The term originates from Gaelic ‘bothan’ and perhaps to ‘booth’ [1]



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