On my last visit to Dunbar, it was time to get immersed - spend a few days in the same place and let red sandstone and a bracing breeze become the norm!
In preparation for my first residency visit to Dunbar - some geeky research.
How do you get to know a place without actually visiting it? Surely, it’s not possible. Because how could you possibly get the sense of an environment without first meeting the people that live and work there? Patrick Geddes was pretty succinct about that idea some time ago.
So here’s another question - how can you possibly try to understand what a place was like in a time that is long gone? Because you can’t visit that. How do you get a sense of how people were feeling? How they were thinking? What was important to them?
Scotland's north and west coasts are internationally renowned and revered. So much so, that their spectacular sea lochs, long white sands, dramatic cliffs and idyllic islands have become iconic symbols of the country's coast.