There is nowhere like the North coast of Scotland in how it makes me feel, the unique sense of wonder paired with the freshest air, opens a new part of my brain, reserved only for my visits there.
“There is nowhere like the North coast of Scotland in how it makes me feel”
I have been going to a place called Skerray (just off the NC500, although that’s only a recent branding) since I was a young lass, and my family has had a connection to the land and the people for over 60 years. My perspective of it is unique to my childhood holidays, and more recently adventures around the NW coast in my Mazda Bongo. In my mind it is the ultimate open space and feeling of freedom.
Geographically, Sutherland is a wild, yet habitable area of mainland Scotland, with a jagged coastline stretching for miles until Cape Wrath, singletrack roads leading you north or south, winding their way through the open land, past lochs and lochans, Beinn’s and Brae’s.
“I have dreamt of inviting a skateboarder’s perspective into this wild landscape”
As a photographer, I have dreamt of inviting a skateboarder’s perspective into this wild landscape to see what they would make of the land, what smooth(er) surfaces they might find. Concrete is few and far between, which is why I love the area so much. When in Sutherland, you realise how small you are as a singular human; the vast size, strength and beauty of the land in its natural form is beyond comprehension and is the dominant force.