Scottish Wildlife Winter 2019
Rahoy Hills Wildlife Reserve near Lochaline, Morvern, encompasses a diverse range of habitats from windswept grasslands, mires and heaths to cliffs, lochans and oak woodlands.
Tall herbs and arctic alpines cling to the cliffs and golden eagles soar above the hills. Four years ago, Rahoy’s inspirational qualities spawned an idea for an unusual way to raise funds for the reserve.
The Rahoy Hills Artist-in-Residency was the brainchild of Anna Raven, who sits alongside local Trust members on the reserve management committee.
Each year, Ardtornish Estate has hosted an artist, who immerses themselves in the sights and sounds of the reserve. Their diverse interpretations of the reserve are displayed in the estate’s Boiler House Gallery.
The artists donate a proportion of their sales to the Scottish Wildlife Trust, helping to support the management of the reserve.
Here, we hear from several of the artists who have spent time at Rahoy.