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Campion (Silene)

By Gill Ross

Campion (Silene) Journey Stone
Image provided by Gill Ross

The White or Bladder Campion is commonly found around Lochcarron growing beside the Loch, along hedgerows and roadside verges.

Many thanks to Gill Ross for sharing with us the story behind her journey stone, created as part of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands.


Prior to the beginning of the stitching of each tapestry panel, each stitcher of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands was tasked with telling their interpretation of the 'Spirit of the Highlands and Islands' within a blank outline of a stone. The possibilities were truly endless - is it represented in the land? The people? A historical site? A favourite memory?

In any case, each journey stone represents the connection between each individual stitcher, their story, and their own sense, or 'spirit', of place. Discover more of the stories behind the journey stones of the Tapestry of the Highlands and Islands here.