Visitors to Scotland’s Highlands have always liked to imagine that they are traveling through a landscape untouched by human hands. Here, at the northernmost tip of the United Kingdom, there are more red deer than residents and it is not unusual for a trip to the nearest supermarket to take the best part of a day. The countryside is vast and brutal, with peat bogs, freezing lochs and bare mountains reaching up to a sky that always threatens rain. This This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Garden Issue 45 Piet Oudolf The Dutch designer bringing life—and death—to traditional gardens. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Cara Marie Piazza The New Yorker wringing color from the city's waste and weeds. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Ayana Omilade Flewellen A scholar at one with the elements. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Gabe Verduzco A microscopic tour of California’s beetles and botanicals. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Ella Al-Shamahi The scientist digging for history in the world’s most hostile landscapes. Arts & Culture Issue 47 Alice Sheppard On dance as a channel to commune with the body—even when it hurts.