the installation

The bothymen and women who once lived in the byre found work at the hiring fairs. At the fairs, they would agree a contract for a year and on arrival at the farm were given a bed, and a peg in the bothy.

 His arms empty/ his eyes open to first white light/ seeping under slates.


All their worldly possessions were carried in a kist. The kist went under the bed and was effectively used as a chest of drawers.  Catriona Taylor used the kist as the basis for her ‘boxes’, which explored aspects of the lives of the bothymen and women.

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