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Visit / Exhibitions / Above Scotland


Above Scotland 26 Oct – 23 Jan
Gallery Two

Above Scotland, created by Architecture and Design Scotland and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, allows visitors a unique birds-eye view of Scotland and to explore stunning aerial photography from the National Collection of Aerial Photography.

From our islands to our cities, landscapes are a product of human invention and intervention. Almost no part of Scotland has been left untouched and unaltered by its people. Through these large scale images we can read the long and complex histories of how Scotland’s places came to be. As part of Above Scotland Architecture and Design Scotland also visited three of the places featured in the exhibition and invited school children to create a response to their place and to capture the results with their own aerial photography. Films of the process and the results are part of the exhibition.

Drawing from the popular series of books of aerial photography published by RCAHMS this exhibition is suitable for all the family and the exhibition is free of charge.

Images courtesy of RCAHMS



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