Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Isle of Lewis,
in memory of Linda Norgrove
58º 10' 41" N
7º 06' 45" W

image: Jon Macleod

image: Jon Macleod

graphite and berry juice on Glencoe granite

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Belnahua, island of slate
56º 15' 0" N
5º 42' 0" W

peat and graphite on Harris granite

images: Pat Law

Monday, 24 October 2016

hut on a fault line

graphite and lime on Lismore limestone

images: Pat Law

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

57º11'1.31" N
3º38'45.2" W
Cairngorms region

image: Mhairi Law

graphite and lime on Lismore limestone

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

56º46'44.9"N  4º27'32.6"W
Loch Ericht

graphite and peat on Lewisian gneiss, Isle of Lewis

image: Alexander Maris

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

56º 13'15.6"N  5º 48'23.8"W
The Garvellachs
A monks cell, a beehive, a sanctuary.

graphite and peat on Harris granite

images, Pat Law

Thursday, 8 September 2016


This project was prompted by Robert Macfarlane's book The Gift of Reading, an essay on the power of books and how they can inspire and shape lives. It is an uplifting and generous contribution to the plight of the Syrian refugees who have no refuge or home to call their own. (All proceeds from book sales go to MOAS, the Migrant Offshore Aid Station)

Scotland is a welcoming country and our remote mountain bothies reflect this non-exclusive spirit of sharing and giving. I'll be leaving a copy of The Gifts of Reading in various mountain bothies across Scotland. Each will contain a drawing I've created, specific to place, with a request to read the book and pass it on to someone else to help keep refugee awareness and the power of gifts flowing.

I'll be assisted by a few artist friends who will generously traipse to bothies to leave and photograph each book in situ. These will include:

Alexander Maris
Gerry Loose and Morven Gregor
Mhairi Law
Jon Macleod