Kirkcudbright based photographer Giles Atkinson is well established in the region as a wedding photographer, but this exhibition offers an insight into a very different world. Giles’ passion for the great outdoors. Staying in bothies allows him to enjoy explore the Scottish wilderness for longer, and has resulted in a series of photos depicting his experiences. Giles aims to capture the atmosphere of the hills and bothy life, as well as celebrate the beauty of his surroundings.
‘There is something truly magical about spending time in a bothy. The simplicity of an old run down building, most often in a beautiful, remote and wild location, offering nothing more than shelter from the weather and warmth from a wood burning stove (if you’re lucky). It takes you back to basics, an escape from 21st Century life.
A warm fire, a basic meal, good company, conversation and a wee dram. Perfect silence, and a genuine feeling of freedom. This is why I love spending time in these places. These images are from some of my trips around the wilder parts of Scotland.’