Growing Strawberries in Chimney Pots, Carbeth Hutters Community Company, Near Glasgow
© Stuart Franklin

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Growing Strawberries in Chimney Pots, Carbeth Hutters Community Company, Near Glasgow 2010
  • Scottish Art
In 2007 the Scottish National Portrait Gallery commissioned Stuart Franklin to capture the diversity of Scottish farming, ranging from large managed estates to family allotments. His camera has traced the environmental damage caused by intensive forestry in the Trossachs and the impact of mobile phone masts on the landscape near Montrose. This image shows strawberries being grown in old chimney pots at Carbeth Hutters Community Company on the outskirts of Glasgow. In the 1920s the landowner of Carbeth began letting plots for people to build holiday homes on. What emerged was a community where city dwellers could escape from the urban environment and engage with the countryside. In recent years such initiatives have seen a resurgence in popularity.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 755.3
  • Medium Colour inkjet print
  • Size 77.00 cm x 112.00 cm
  • Credit Commissioned 2007