Field Notes: Wild Space reopens
Alice Carbone, our Wild Space manager, is happy to report that our visitor centre in Pitlochry has reopened and shares some highlights.
After a long hiatus, we were thrilled to reopen our Wild Space gallery and shop in early May and welcome back members, supporters and visitors with some inspiring art and merchandise.
Wild Britain – an exhibition of wildlife photographer Nigel Spencer’s award-winning images – is on display in the Alan Reece gallery until 28 June. Nigel had generously donated two of his pictures to the Trust’s 2020 Christmas cards collection and his latest work (pictured below) is receiving great feedback from our visitors, with his enchanting photograph of a waxwing flying off the shelves.
Taking a mixed media and sustainable approach to his artwork, we are delighted to welcome back East Neuk artist Paul Bartlett. After his exhibition in Wild Space last year, he was inspired to create a magnificent portrait of a mountain hare (pictured below) from old editions of our members’ publication – the Journal. The original is on display and for sale in our shop, plus a limited edition run of prints.
Meanwhile, we are excited to announce two new collections of John Muir Trust merchandise. Our Journey for Wildness collection offers sustainably sourced and printed Tshirts and our Ben Nevis collection (pictured below) introduces a warm handmade beanie and a reusable high-quality bottle for outdoor use - made of recycled materials. These wonderful products are all available online, and the bottle and beanie are in the Wild Space.
All profits from sales will go to support our conservation efforts in wild places.