Moor

Moor is a publication exploring the cultural and natural heritage of the Moine Mhòr (The Great Moss) peatlands of Crinan, Argyll. A sight of natural significance that has overshadowed centuries of geological and human history, the moor holds the memory of people and culture within its layered soils. The form of the book is influenced by this idea of layered history, starting from the present day, and ending in the past.

The publication images are supported by descriptive passages from ‘The Old Ways’ and ‘Underland’ by Robert MacFarlane; two texts that discuss the cultural importance of landscapes such as peatlands in a way that is relative to the Moine Mhòr.

Photos in collaboration with Mark Burgoyne. Archival images by Historic Environment Scotland.