Robert Macfarlane, The Old Ways
Alan Macpherson lives in Huntly and was in residence during summer 2012.
Operating within Deveron Projects’ theme of Hospitality and ‘Slow Travel’, the aim of the residency was to advance research and writing on the themes of walking and path making. While the scope of this long term project is international, it also has its feet firmly rooted in Huntly. As such, Alan was simultaneously carrying out his own investigations into walking in and around Huntly. On this side of the project, his concern was with that aspect of walking which Rebecca Solnit refers to as 'the time in-between', the time of walking to or from a place, of meandering, of running errands’, or what Michel De Certeau calls ‘the act itself of passing-by’.