Category: Thomson’s Scotland

  • Lochaline


    For a year, photographer and history researcher Estelle Slegers Helsen has wandered around Lochaber in the footsteps of W.S. Thomson MBE (1906-1967). Estelle has made a series of remakes roughly 70 years after Thomson originally depicted the landscape. She has talked to local people along her journey and now Estelle will be taking you to […]

  • Travelogue – 18 September 2023

    Travelogue – 18 September 2023

    Ullapool Museum Today is the end of the second week of my stay in the Scottish Highlands and I am still enjoying camping life despite last week’s storm. I have lost a bit of my confidence – and my wanderings in the footsteps of the Scottish photographer W.S. Thomson. My new tent has a patio, […]

  • Travelogue – 17 September 2023

    Travelogue – 17 September 2023

    Discovering Ullapool It is a chilly, beautiful morning with lovely toned red and yellow colours to the northeast, the sun now almost rising in the east because the autumnal equinox is only a few days away. Looking at the top of the hills, I think about the work of Fabienne Verdier, a contemporary French artist […]

  • Travelogue – 16 September 2023

    Travelogue – 16 September 2023

    To Ullapool After an early rise, I make breakfast and pack my stuff slowly. All has to be in place in the car to keep travelling comfortable. It is a sunny day, so summer is back again. Today, the trip will go further Up North to Ullapool with possible stops at the Gruinard Bay View […]

  • Travelogue – 15 September 2023

    Travelogue – 15 September 2023

    Around Gairloch A late brekkie in the Shepard’s Hut, my alternative shelter, being without a tent. I eat the usual. Getting out of bed was challenging because of the stormy night before, and I needed the extra sleep. Today, I hit the road for the entire day, scouting places for the remakes. I decide to […]