Black Sheep

Screel Hill, Auchencairn Scotland.

"Scotland has the most unequal distribution of land in western Europe. In a country of over 19 million acres, over 16 million acres is privately owned rural land. Two-thirds of this land is owned by 1252 landowners, (0.025% of the population). And these estates are extremely large. One quarter of the privately owned rural land is in estates of 30,700 acres and larger, owned by just 66 landowners"  (Wightman:1999).

I lived illegally for 12 months in on a Scottish mountain.

For part of my stay I lived at the summit in a transparent Polyethylene skin tipi, equipped with large oil lamps in an attempt to be as visible  as possible.

I discussed land and power with passing hill walkers and the occasional stray sheep, eventually leaving the summit because of strong winds.