Join artist Helen Robertson on this nature walk through Kinloch Forest at Leitir Fura as Helen explains what fascinates her about this area and how it inspires her paintings. This walk is part of the University of the Third Age nature programme.
ABOUT HELEN ROBERTSON
Helen works mainly in pastel, drawing her inspiration from the coastline of where she lives near Kyle of Lochalsh. She spends a lot of her time drawing outside, watching the change of light on the sea and mountains.
ABOUT LEITIR FURA
At Kinloch Forest on Skye, you can visit the remains of the township known as Leitir Fura. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey 6-inch map (1881)shows only two buildings remaining as ruins. For hundreds of years, much of the island of Skye belonged to the chiefs of Clan Donald, Lord of the Isles. Tradition says that the land around Leitir Fura was granted to members of the MacInnes Clan from Morvern. Historical records show MacInnes tenants living in the township of Leitir Fura until the early 1800s. You can still see the remains of houses, barns, and enclosures at the site of the township. These buildings were located on either side of a drove road; a road for moving cattle across country to sell at market.
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ATLAS Arts has collaborated with local walking groups and artists to curate a series of walks around the Isle of Skye and Lochalsh. This programme connects community, art and the environment through a series of walks designed to highlight different areas of Skye and Lochalsh and introduce participants to the work of local artists and how the environment inspires their creativity.