This May sees the release of a major three part TV series on the landscape of Scotland, telling the story of our nation from a completely different angle. Viewers will be guided through a century of aerial photographs, charting the ever-changing face of Scotland’s rural and urban landscapes.
We are delighted to announce that the series creator, James Crawford, will be with us at Mainstreet on Thurs 24th May, to give an illustrated talk celebrating publication of the beautifully produced accompanying book, Scotland from the Sky. James combines his first-person account of filming the series – including flying in a one-hundred-year-old Bristol Fighter and a vintage Tiger Moth – with the history of aerial photography in Scotland.
Beyond seeing Scotland’s stunning scenery – past and present – from above, are the tales of the people behind the lenses. Viewers will discover stories of First World War aerial photographers dodging bullets in the skies over the Somme, the planners who use the view from above to create the places we live, and the Historic Environment Scotland aerial survey team searching for ancient remains from the skies.
“By delving into the Historic Environment Scotland archives we are – quite literally – offering a whole new perspective on the story of Scotland.” JAMES CRAWFORD