This is Scotland
A Country in Words and Pictures
Daniel Gray & Alan McCredie
A Scotsman and an Englishman, a camera and a notebook. The pictures tell a thousand stories, the words tell the time. This is Scotland, captured at its most crucial point for 300 years. United by a love of Scotland, warts and all. Especially its warts, in fact. Gray and McCredie set out on a journey high and low, mainland and island, rust and heather, to document a country and its people. Here is a country caught and sketched before it disappears, one of flaking pub signs and tenant crofters, Italian cafes and proper fitba’ grounds. Stunning and moving images are coupled with lyrical and nostalgic prose to make a work which will become a reference point, a Caledonian comfort, an antidote to shortbread-tin Scotland.