Sir Walter Scott’s “On the Massacre of Glencoe” digitally illuminates the very landscape that inspired it.
image via youtube screen capture // 'On the Massacre of Glencoe' Projection Time-lapse - Sir Walter Scott
Two hundred-year-old poetry commemorating a 300-year-old conflict may not, at first, seem like the most exciting reading to those for whom poetry is not already a passion. That said, it’s hard not to appreciate the beauty of Sir Walter Scott’s “On the Massacre of Glencoe” after seeing it projected onto the side of the picturesque Scottish mountain Buachaille Etive Beag. Regardless of whether you’re a poetry fan or not, there’s something truly special about seeing Scott’s verse illuminate the very landscape from which it was inspired: