Tag Archives: Peterhead

Arctic whaling and the Shetlanders


There are many places nearer to my home in Norfolk than Shetland that have material about Britain’s Arctic Whaling Heritage so why spend a month Shetland researching it?  Well, I got to be artist in residence at Bressay Lighthouse for the whole month of July with a huge studio space to start to develop work […]

Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead


I visited the Arbuthnot Museum in Peterhead in September 2014.  Peterhead was one of the most important whaling ports in Scotland and the displays in the museum amply illustrate this heritage.  In addition to the displays I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the collections store where I discussed Peterhead’s whaling heritage with […]