Tim Ingold, Building, Dwelling, Living
Tim Knowles came to Huntly, from London, in late April to begin research for his project Exploration Aids. Tim's work incorporates existing structures of the environment, and is known for its exploration of landscape through sculptural intervention.
This project is stimulated from discussion of common property rights. The right to roam supports access to land for recreation and exercise, however, the Scottish Government is currently undertaking a review of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act, to be published in 2016, addressing the realities of land ownership and use. The area of interest is the remote landscape loosely defined by the Cabrach and Glenbuchat estates, and over to the Cairngorm National Park between Huntly and Aviemore. It comprises Forestry Commission land, private farmland, grouse shooting estates, absentee landowners, and National Trust/estate care. Ecologically, it features forests, grouse and moorland, cattle and crop field, as well as mountains, rivers and loch environments.