03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

defining water

Walking in this landscape, you become acutely aware of water. It defines the land. Burns fill up in response to weather,  becoming animate. After heavy rain, water becomes a visceral force in the landscape.midsummer sizzles S-T-E-A-M rises from ov...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

colour walks

Alec Finlay has imagined walks between some colour place names in the landscape (Alec Finlay: Some Colour Trends ). Alec was interested to know how the names relate to reality in nature, and if walks between them were actually possible. So I went to ex...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

danger of death

There are reminders everywhere as to the purpose of this land. Often you see piles of discarded gun cartridges. You see them in different colours - blues, green, reds, orange.Perhaps they are colour coded for different types of bullet?On a two day w...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

hielan’ safari

‘It is a badge of honour among hikers to have ‘bagged’ all 284 Munros, which to the uninitiated, might sound like a joyless mountain slog. But even for non-committed trekkers, a spot of Munro bagging is an infinitely exhilarating experience in the wil...