Stuart McAdam - To The Bears

Lines Lost, 2013-15

Deveron Projects, Huntly

~Walking the old Railway line out to Portsoy

Deveron Projects commissioned me to make an investigation into the landscape around Huntly in Aberdeenshire with a focus on the railway lines that had been removed as part of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s. 

Using walking as the main method of investigation, I traced a variety of lines through the landscape and produced a wide range of responses to the landscape and the ideas that surround it.

This project had many events, outcomes, and workshops that brought together a diverse range of people, ideas, and conversations. The main outcomes from the project were a publication and map that documented the residency, a series of walks, the most significant being the 2015 Slow Marathon event, in which approx. 100 people walked in a single day a 26 mile route that attempted to faithfully trace the former (and current) railway from Portsoy to Huntly. 

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