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Striding Arches

Striding Arches is a hugely innovative artist led project which celebrates and interprets a little known area of Dumfries & Galloway in south-west Scotland. Andy Goldsworthy’s red sandstone arches ‘stride’ around the natural amphitheatre that is Cairnhead, deep in the Southern Uplands. In the heart of the glen, another arch springs from a disused farm building, The Byre, creating a place that is both sculpture and shelter. Poet and artist Alec Finlay and letter carver Pip Hall have both visited Cairnhead, and have produced diverse interpretive work related to the natural history and the human history of the place.