Out of Time: Memories of the Neolithic

David Paterson's new exhibition at the Wild Space visitor centre celebrates Scotland’s standing stones and natural monoliths

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A dramatic photo exhibition depicting Neolithic standing stones and primal columns of rock rising out of spectacular Scottish landscapes is now on display at the Trust's Wild Space visitor centre in Pitlochry.

The exhibition showcases a powerful piece of work by Perth-born David Paterson, who worked as commercial photographer for some of the of the world’s top companies before returning to Scotland to pursue his passion for nature and landscape.

“Landscape – especially the Scottish landscape, mountains and nature in the broadest sense – has always been my main photographic subject, my leading interest and my inspiration,” says the Killin-based photo artist. 

“The Neolithic monuments make for an enhanced landscape with an extra layer of meaning, and a sense of mystery not often present in the Scottish countryside.

“But at heart these are simply landscape images, allowing me to make great use of the wonderful skies which our maritime climate provides.

“In a small way, it is also my intention to remind people that in spite of everything – Syria, Iraq, terrorism, Ebola, earthquakes, war, famine, venal politicians and greedy corporations – the world is still a beautiful thing and worth preserving.”

The exhibition is on show in the Alan Reece Gallery, part of the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space visitor centre, until 2 September 2015.