Inverness, Nairn & Badenoch & Strathspey Schools' Cultural Co-ordinators
Raitts Cave, by Alvie Primary
Pupils from Alvie Primary visited Raitts Cave with their local countryside ranger and artist John McNaught.
Raitts Cave is an impressive ancient underground structure that probably dates back to the late Iron Age (100-400AD). Inside are massively built walls to create an underground. Archaeologists believe these tunnels were used as a secure and cool storage chamber for surplus food. They may also have been used as hideouts in times of trouble.
The whole image is a composition of 9 photographs taken from above to create an overall view of the site. The pupils ventured inside the tunnels, took photographs of the rock patterns and used these images in the foreground. Numerous sheep bones were also found in the tunnels, photographed and collaged into the overall image. These can be seen scattered throughout the picture.