Scottish female farmers have been put centre stage at an exhibition by award-winning photographer Sophie Gerrard.

Drawn to the Land, on display in the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire until 12 March, takes “an intimate look at the contemporary Scottish landscape through the eyes of six women who are working, forming and shaping it”.

Scottish farmer with shepherd's crook

Sarah Sandamhor Farm, Isle of Eigg, May 2015 © Sarah Gerrard

The photographs explore the lives of these women who “shape, and are shaped by, some of the most remote and diverse parts of the Scottish landscape”.

Patricia Glennies' Blackface ewes and wind turbines at Lauder in The Scottish Borders

Patricia Glennies’ Blackface ewes and wind turbines at Lauder in The Scottish Borders © Sarah Gerrard

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Sarah Boden with dogs by the coast

Sarah Boden, Isle of Eigg © Sophie Gerrard

Sophie began the project in 2012 as a way of exploring her own relationship with the Scottish landscape, which she says is often becoming romanticised as a symbol of national identity and rural fantasy.

Minty Mackay

Minty Mackay, Isle of Mull © Sophie Gerrard

“My aim was to uncover something more authentic – I wanted to go beyond the picturesque postcard view and learn about the land through the eyes of those who are responsible for it.”

Find out more about the exhibition on the National Trust’s website.

Minty MacKay on the Isle of Mull

Minty MacKay on the Isle of Mull © Sophie Gerrard