Derek Dowsen, ghillie and leasie of the River Snizort near Skaebost on the Isle of Skye (Scotland) disputes the claim made by fish farmers on Skye that there is hardly any wild salmon and trout around Skye anymore, but he emphasises that the fish farms have a considerable impact on those that are still left, and that they need protecting.
What’s this about?
Not even all that long ago, learning in general was a process of moving towards a growing understanding of The Larger Picture; of the world around you, and of how you are a part of that. The ultimate objective was to learn how to live. Something changed along the way. Now learning is very often about cutting The Larger Picture into ever smaller pieces, studying them (this is called specialisation, and is generally deemed a very good thing), and the ultimate objective has become to make as much profit as possible by using these pieces in whatever way you see fit.
I want to learn about The Larger Picture again, and I want to share what I learn in as many ways as possible. The most useful way I know is to simply be outside, right in the middle of The Larger Picture, and learn about it and about my place in it playfully. Bushcraft can be a good tool to learn, amongst other things. Who wants to come out and put the pieces back together?