‘Rise, winds of autumn, rise; blow upon the dark heath! Streams of the mountains, roar!’ Join us on an autumn walk into Glen Banchor and experience Ossian’s bardic tales in their natural environment of the Highlands. Listen to Ossianic poetry, while looking at the scenery that surrounded the bard and understand how the Ossianic stories generated a fascination with our Highland landscapes far beyond the Scottish borders. Learn about the importance of nature in these stories and hear of their important link to Highland tourism.
On this walk, you will be encouraged to participate in a dialogue, not only about Ossian, but also about the modern understanding of landscape, culture, and belonging – and to express this in your own creative photography. A selection of these photographs will be displayed in the 2023 special exhibition at the Clan Macpherson Museum in Newtonmore.
Please note: Please bring waterproof clothing, as well as sturdy shoes, and be aware that sections of the path can be rather boggy. We recommend some additional layers, as the weather in the Highlands can change very quickly and be unpredictable at times. Please also bring a protective cover for your camera, if needed and some snacks/lunch. Picnic blankets will be provided. Additional portable seating can also be provided.