What: This is our first Quest centred around the landscape of Drumlandrig Castle which Professor Munro knows so well as geographer in residence for the Duke of Buccleuch. Professor Munro is a geographer with expertise in landscape, mapping and places names, and has a keen interest in water management through his advisory work in support of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation which donates millions to important environmental projects all over the world. Professor Munro has been instrumental in developing links between the Foundation with institutions in the UK such as WaterAid, Plymouth University Marine Institute, the Natural History Museum in London and the University of Edinburgh.
Joined by Jan Hogarth, an environmental artist passionate about connecting people with landscape and the forces of nature. We will start in the map archives of the castle and with a sense of adventure and curiosity Professor Munro will take us on a journey to explore the hidden energy of water in and around the Drumlanrig Estate. Walking through beautiful woodlands and designed landscapes we will discuss water and its role in the past and its potential role in our future.
Guide: Geographer Professor David Munro and environmental artist, Jan Hogarth