work to do on earth.
Caroline Wendling, originally from the Lorraine in France, joined us in winter of 2014/15. Her project responded to the centenary of the beginning of the First World War and culminated in the planting of the White Wood, a living monument to peace.
In 2014, Britain prepared to commemorate one hundred years since the beginning of WW1. While we have shared relative peace in Europe since the end of WW2, over 40 countries and regions across the globe remain in conflict today. For most Europeans the horrors of war seem distant both in time and geographic terms. Huntly has a strong military history through its affiliation with the Gordon Highlanders. This has had a lasting impact on our town and has arguably influenced our perception of war and peace, with the lesser known stories of pacifists and survivors often going unheard. With this in mind, how can we think about a sustainable, peaceful future, while respectfully remembering our past?