Stories Of Schiehallion

A fine art photography collection inspired by a Scottish landmark.

Moonrise Over Schiehallion - Cat Burton
Moonrise Over Schiehallion
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When we look at the mountain tops that dominate highland Scotland, we cannot help but be in awe. Peaks such as Schiehallion provide a focus, a way-marker and an anchor in the landscape.

Many people climb this much-loved mountain each year to take in the views from the summit. My goal for this project is to reveal the fascinating aspects of Schiehallion that often go overlooked. From its history and folklore to the conservation work currently taking place.

While the view from the summit is indeed breathtaking, I hope to inspire people to admire the entirety of the landscape – from the majesty of the mountain top to the life of the glen, with its ruined shielings, woodland and waterfalls.

Schiehallion is a mountain of magic and folklore. A place that inspires and beckons us. Our Perthshire pyramid. Our triangle in the landscape.

This isn’t just a mountain or a munro to be bagged.

This is a place of fascinating stories and wonderous tales.

There is more to a mountain than the view from its summit.

Cat Burton, 2019

Solo Exhibition Details

Dates: Sunday 4th August to Friday 18th October 2019

Venue: The John Muir Trust’s Wild Space Visitor Centre in Pitlochry. PH16 5AN

Opening Hours:
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4.30pm

Exhibition Launch Event

Date/Time: Sunday 4th August – 1pm to 3pm

Please join us at the Wild Space Visitor Centre in Pitlochry on Sunday 4th August for a special launch of the exhibition. I will give a short talk about the project at 1:30pm and I’ve invited Liz Auty (manager of East Schiehallion for the John Muir Trust) to say a few words about the trust’s work in the area.

Family friendly and all welcome. This is a free event.

Events, Talks & Excursions

Full details TBC, please keep an eye on this page and my social media for further updates.

Saturday 24th August

Morning: Excursion & tour of Schiehallion to explain the project and conservation work by John Muir Trust. Led by myself and a member of the John Muir Trust team. Tickets/details to be announced soon.

Afternoon: Artist In Residence Day. I will be at the Wild Space Visitor Centre in Pitlochry to meet visitors & answer questions about the project. Free entry, all welcome.

A further date in September will be added soon.

Saturday 5th October

Morning: Meeting at the Wild Space Visitor Centre, I will give a short talk about the project and visitors will have time to look around the exhibition. We will then depart to Braes Of Foss for a guided excursion around the lower levels of Schiehallion to see the conservation work, historic buildings/stones etc. Tickets & booking essential. Full details to be announced soon.

Afternoon: Artist In Residence Day. I will be at the Wild Space Visitor Centre in Pitlochry to meet visitors & answer questions about the project. Free entry, all welcome.