The upland rural landscape of Eastern Perthshire that we know today is the result of over six thousand years of people settling, farming and improving the landscape around them. The physical traces of past human activity survive all around us and through archaeology, it is possible to decipher these remains and reveal some of their fascinating stories. One of the best ways to appreciate the scale of human occupation in the Cateran Trail environs is from the air.
This Exhibition is the culmination of a project called Common Ground that captured the great variety and richness of the area’s historic environment through specially commissioned and curated oblique aerial photography of the locality taken by Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust. These photographs were then used as inspiration for a series of new textiles created by local people through an artist residency with Deirdre Nelson, one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary textile artists. The Exhibition will show the textiles alongside a selection of the aerial photographs and an interpretation of the landscapes they represent.