Section of tail of male capercaillie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland.


Getting under the skin of a Scottish pinewood; getting in tune with its rhythms and understanding how its engine works, takes time. For me, Scotland's Great Wood, the Caledonian Pine Forest, is not just aesthetically beautiful, it’s not just a place that harbours some of the UK’s most charismatic and mystical species, it’s a place of great symbolism. With just fragments of Scotland’s original forest left, the Great Wood, Caledonia, symbolises both the destruction that so characterises our historical relationship with nature, but more recently, our capacity to put right the wrongs of the past.