Splendid Isolation in Scotland

26 June 2020

Film maker Elliot with Davey who features in the film
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Category: Student stories

We caught up with Elliot Caunce in April when he introduced us to Davey, a Scottish man who's been self-isolating for the last 12 years in a tent in The Highlands.

Elliot met Davey when he was creating his final project for his BA (Hons) Press and Editorial Photography. He told us,

I decided to explore the theme of off-grid living in Scotland. I met Davey completely by chance while on the way to meet another hermit who is known to live in one of Scotland’s remotest regions. I bumped into Davey and we got talking - I couldn’t believe my luck.

Recently graduated, Elliot’s full story has been featured in The Guardian - Splendid isolation: in search of Scotland's hermits. His portrayal of four modern hermits who live off the grid in Scotland.

Read Elliot’s story in The Guardian to meet Jake, Sara, Davey and Ken.

Check out his film about Davey and find out more about his project - see our earlier news.

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