Collecting contemporary objects allows us to address current concerns about climate change and evidence of its impact in Scotland.
Skimaker Jamie Kunka reveals the ideas and processes behind crafting wooden skis in his workshop in Birnam, Perthshire. Fusing tradition and innovation, Lonely Mountain Skis are created in response to a vibrant culture of exploring and backcountry skiing in Scotland. Yet this culture has emerged against the backdrop of global concerns about our changing climate.
Two pairs of skis, a book which provided inspiration and an industry award have entered the National Collections, documenting the link between craft, landscape and climate change in Scotland. The items are not currently on display.