James Crawford at Topping & Co, St Andrews


James Crawford on Wild History: Journeys into Lost Scotland

Join Topping &Co, St Andrews for a glass of something, and let James introduce you to some of the many forgotten haunts which populate the Scottish landscape; from the ruins of prehistoric forts and ancient, arcane burial sites, to abandoned bothies and boathouses, and the derelict traces of old, faded industry.

You scramble up over the dunes of an isolated beach. You climb to the summit of a lonely hill. You pick your way through the eerie hush of a forest. And then you find them. The traces of the past. Perhaps they are marked by a tiny symbol on your map, perhaps not. There are no plaques to explain their fading presence before you, nothing to account for what they once were – who made them, lived in them or abandoned them. Now they are merged with the landscape. They are being reclaimed by nature. They are wild history…

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Thursday 11 May 2023
Topping & Co, St Andrews. United Kingdom