The Forgotten People
The country along the Scottish border is a place of contrasts, populated by indigenous families, in-comers from England and increasingly, migrants from Europe. Economic prospects are limited, unemployment high, and there is little by way of manufacturing or commerce. Tourism is the largest industry, but local railways were closed in the 1960s. Most travelers to Scotland pass through briefly on their way north. In addition, many locals feel they have been forgotten by Edinburgh and Westminster alike. 'The Forgotten People' explores the character of the region. As Scotland prepares to choose between independence or remaining within the UK, the project investigates the cultural identity of the area and asks how it influences local opinions about the future.
Neil Baird • Denise Felkin • Scott Gallagher • Eugenio Grosso • Thibault Salle • Heidi Woodman •