50 Paintings of Eigg Series No. 19

Eigg Series No. 19. Acrylic and ink on 5x5" wood

Eigg Series No. 19. Acrylic and ink on 5×5″ wood

P1100792Today’s painting, another view of the mountains of Rum from Laig Bay.

It’s a busy time at the moment but in a few days I’ll be posting more about Eigg. It’s had a troubled history; Viking invasions and Norse occupation, then the increasing greed of landowners which forced many people to emigrate, followed by Highland Clearances.

Poor Eigg, but It’s a story repeated across Scotland of course, and it’s only in recent decades that the Highlands and West Coast of Scotland have seen an improvement in land management. As mentioned in my post on Day 18, Eigg has developed even further, with the community buy out and the renewable energy system supplying the island 24 hours a day.

One of the best documentary series I’ve watched about Scotland’s landscape and history was by Dr Iain Stewart (described by the Scottish Herald as ‘the James Bond of geology’…). Normally he’s in teaching-schools-mode and can be somewhat wearisomely enthusiastic, but he’s very amusing in this series and it’s quite magical..

(Part 1 of 5 documentaries – all 5 can be found on You Tube)..

 

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