The Wilderness Act I (Deer Forest)

Pen & ink, screenprint, digital pigment, 88 x 48 cm.

By 1912 deer forests covered 1.5 million hectares or 20 per cent of Scotland, having doubled in area in just thirty years to become the principal land use of the Highlands and Islands. Although the deer forest area shrank somewhat during the 20th century, to around 15%, red deer management is still the dominant game orientated land use in the Scottish uplands.