Caledonian Remnants

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Once wooded heights, felled, fragmented

scoured granite tors shrouded in mist

hardy Juniper clinging to lower flanks

red fauna, squirrel and crossbill

quietly echo Am Monadh Ruadh.


This piece explores the area to the north west of the high plateau we now know as Cairngorm National Park. The work focuses on remaining fragments of ancient Caledonian Pine Forest where plants like Pine, Birch, Alder and Juniper have endured human intervention to continue to sustain native species such as Red Squirrel, Crossbill, Pine Martin, and Wildcat.

Am Monadh Ruadh, the red rounded hills. Find out a wee bit more of the language of the hills in this short article by Cameron McNeish.


Subtle red contour lines and almost translucent rivers invite the viewer to step closer to explore this highland region from Strathspey to the rounded mountain tops, north to Tomatin and east to Tomintoul.

Towns and roads are omitted from the work, however, areas covered include, Aviemore, Carrbridge, Grantown-on-Spey.

Some of the lochs featured: Insh, Alvie, Morlich, Garten, Avon.

Year: 2017

Size: 89cm x 64cm (approx. 35" x 25") on wooden canvas stretcher

Materials: Harris Tweed and freehand embroidery
In a floating frame, ready to hang
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