The Scottish Deformation

17.08.2017

The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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"Live your lives in irrelevant fear

during your temporary stay on the Earth.

For you know that it was not with perishable things

such as silver or gold that you were able to redeem

the coupon for the empty way of life

handed down to you from your forefathers,

but with the precious drink of

SAWNEY HA'PETH

- a haggis without blemish or defect."

 

A pilgrimage from the Scottish Parliament to Edinburgh Castle on the anniversary of Parliament approval of the Scots Confession, the first formational document in the creation of the Church of Scotland. The pilgrimage was halted by security and  military police at the point of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as documented in the video.  The first appearance of Sa

Photography by Joe Coghill