Set amongst the hills of Perthshire sits Ballingtaggart Farm. This unique farm regularly hosts feast nights where previously unacquainted guests dine together. There is an air of community amongst the guests as they feast through the evening.
A sneak peak into a new, year-long project, set in the highlands of Perthshire, Scotland.
2016 has been a fantastic year, here is a cross section of the past year. These stills are from Scotland and the Balkans.
Portraits of the Scottish musician Hannah Fisher.
Situated on the coastline of Montenegro is the small town of Kotor. The old town was built between the 12th and 14th centuries and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Kotor is filled with history and medieval architecture, the old town is surrounded by city walls which has protected it for centuries. The tall building within the walls seem to replicate the height of the mountains in the surrounding bay. There are myriads of little alley ways and streets walked through for generations that give the town a real sense of history and permanence.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city Sarajevo with fusion at its core, this city boast a real variety of religion and of culture. This has been known for its long and rich history over the years, from WW1 to hosting the 1984 Winter Olympics and latterly at the centre of a civil war. The city still carries the scars of this conflict, both within the walls and the hearts of the people who lived through it. Sarajevo is now rebuilding its identity and forming into something new, some beautiful.
The only national park in Slovenia, Triglav was established in its current form in 1981. This area is part of the Alpine region stretching all the way from France to northwestern Slovenia. The great peaks of Mount Triglav serve to be the highest in the Julian Alps and the Rivers Soca and Sava feed the Black and Adriatic seas.
The isle of Vis, is as far as you can get from mainland Croatia. There are two main towns, Vis and Komiza, on this island known for its fishing community as well as vineyards. The myriad of little streets of these towns, hold the history or the land. This relativity unspoilt Mediterranean isle has seen many much in its past. It spent many years as a Yugoslavian military base, where foreign visitors were not allowed until 1989. Many of its in habitants have long family ties with the island, going back generations.
An ancient isle, the fifth largest island found within the mediterranean sea, surrounded by aquamarine waters. Its history is deeply embedded in their culture. It spans back to the Minoan civilisation as well as the Roman and the Ottoman Empire's. This greek island is home to such warm and welcoming inhabitants who make the island what it is today.
Is an ancient city situated in southern India, it is now only a shadow of it past glory. In times gone by Hampi was a bustling centre for Hindu worship where followers would come on a pilgrimages as it is claimed to be the birth place of Hanuman. They still do to this day. During the middle of the 16th century a Talikota war took place and many places of worship were destroyed, although glimpses of these ancient times still remain, scatted across the city.
Above the shores of Loch Tay, sitting within the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve lies a Hydro-Electric dam. This dam, alongside others in the same scheme, creates enough power supply about 65,500 homes.
There is strong feeling that you are part of a Bond classic when walking on and around it. The sharp contrast of creation verses created, concrete verses nature. In late spring the snow still clings to the surrounding hills highlighting the magnificent peaks.
Stories are powerful. They can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They can change the way we look at people, so that those who we think are hovering in the background suddenly become the focal point.
Here is one woman's story.
"Used to work in Next doing all the postal orders, took retirement and thought I would take on a wee job... didn't think I would be here 13 years on."