Seaboard Community Photography Project
These visual stories were made in the spring of 2021 as part of a project run by the Seaboard Centre and a PhD student with the University of the Highlands and Islands named Julian Grant. Grant’s research focuses on the impact of the North Coast 500 route on local communities. He worked on a series of projects in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross aiming to show how the places and landscapes of the NC500 look through the eyes of local people. The pictures and captions made by these Seaboard residents show us the everyday rhythms of their lives and give an insight into the stories, memories, labour and love that are woven into the landscapes of this corner of Easter Ross.
The MacKenzie family
Rod and Emma MacKenzie and Rod’s father, Hugh, took turns using one shared camera for this project. They have deep local roots in the Seaboard on Hugh’s mother’s side and run a farm together on top of the brae in Hilton of Cadboll.