Off-grid Scotland: Sara Maitland

Sara Maitland, 70, is an accomplished writer of religious fantasy and books about silence and solitude. She lives alone in her isolated cottage in the remote moorlands of Galloway, Scotland since 2006. While Sara has the most conventional setup of the OGS series, with full on-grid access, her eremitical outlook on life makes for a fascinating case study.

The still-image story featured in my four-part picture essay on The Guardian on 25th June 2020:


Splendid isolation: in search of Scotland's hermits


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