Hiawatha

(Screel Hill, Auchencairn)

I camped illegally on a Scottish hill/mountain for a year, including a short stint at the summit in a polythene Tipi, wherein I would discuss the inequalities of land ownership in Scotland with passers by, earning me the moniker Hiawatha, in the local pub. I left the mountain shortly after owing to the strong prevailing winds. "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)."  (Wightman:1999).