The students have just returned from an intensive, one week, field trip to the
RSPB peatland restoration project in Sutherland, following a tour through
ASN students spent just under a week in Forsinard exploring the environment.
The Flow Country’s landscape is unique. Although it may be subtle in
appearance, it is abundant with life and is a very diverse ecosystem. The
restoration project faces many obstacles and to encourage a larger
enthusiasm towards the landscape, the ASN students will produce a series of
artist books responding to the trip and develop work for exhibition.
The research is a component of the Flows to the Future project
http://www.theflowcountry.org.uk/about-us/flows- to-the- future/
As well as the peatland restoration the students also looked at the wider
cultural landscape, including a visit to a 5,000 year old burial chambered cairn in the company of the poet, George Gunn.