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Grey Mare's Tail exhibition in Moffat

An exhibition of stunning photography of Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve opens on Sunday at Craigieburn Garden and Cafe near Moffat.

The exhibition is to mark the anniversary of Grey Mare’s Tails 50 years in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. From the dramatic landscape and its picturesque waterfall to the wildlife and botanical interest found there, Grey Mare’s Tail is shown in all its glory.

All the photographs have been taken over the past 8 years by Property Manager Richard Clarkson. Richard is an accomplished wildlife and landscape photographer whose images have been published across the world in books, magazines and advertisements and prints have gone as far afield as New Zealand, the United States and Canada.

All the photographs are for sale and all the money will go directly to support the running of Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve.

Richard said: “I hope visitors to the exhibition will be inspired to visit the reserve, will learn a little more about why it is so special, and also appreciate how significant the Trust are countrywide as guardians of Scotland’s wildlife and wild land.  Hopefully the exhibition includes something for everyone, including those that know the reserve well, as it includes some rarely seen views of the waterfall and intimate images of difficult to photograph wildlife.”

The exhibition opens on Sunday 1 July and runs until the end of August.

From the valley floor to Loch Skeen and the high peak of White Coomb, Grey Mare’s Tail is a paradise for botanists and wildlife enthusiasts who come to observe the rare upland plants, peregrines and feral goats. The area is rich in cultural history too, with evidence of settlement dating back to the Iron Age. For a walk description and map of the Grey Mare’s Tail see Walkhighlands.

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