This is part one of what will be a long term project documenting the Sutherland Spaceport and its relationship with the local community of Melness. I plan to make observations of how this relationship will change over time as the spaceport is constructed and becomes
operational. I will also be studying the anthropogenic effects of the surrounding environment as time evolves.

I have started by contacting and photographing some of the main protagonists from the Melness Crofters’ Estate and have gradually been building relationships with the local community. I hope that this project will be a collaborative one and that it will serve as a record for the Melness community and future generations to come.