Scottish Land Use From Above

Over time my understanding of the Scottish landscape has changed. Where I once saw wilderness I now see a land marked by human activity; vegetation depleted by grazing, moors drained, swathes of plantations which support little biodiversity and every year wind farms and hydro schemes encroach on designated wild land while vehicle tracks push deeper into the hills, seemingly unchecked by regulation.

But things are changing. Our understanding of the importance of biodiversity is increasing; regeneration, reintroduction and rewilding projects are gaining support and there is an appetite to re-examine how we use the landscape.

Using a drone to shift perspective this film is part of an ongoing project looking at the Scottish landscape.

DRONE | CAMERA | EDIT – Richard Cross
MUSIC – Zakhar Dziubenko @Rockot