Place-aware map of Mar Lodge

Alec produced this place-aware map of Mar Lodge Estate, featuring approximately 100 place-names, handwritten on a map collaged from the first edition OS, with his own English versions.

His versions were inspired by Adam Watson, Elizabeth Allan and Ian Murray’s place-name collections, and other contemporary experts, including Jacob King, Peadar Morgan and Peter McNiven. The map will be installed at Mar Lodge.

The map was produced during a residency commissioned by Common Ground and supported by the Woodland Trust.

Photography: Jenna Corcoran, 2018

Gathering was commissioned by Hauser & Wirth, for the Fife Arms Hotel, Braemar; the project was launched in 2015 and will conclude in 2018.

The artist residency at University of Aberdeen is funded by The Leverhulme Trust; the project was launched in July 2016 and concluded May 2017.