William Neill

William Neill’s voluntary involvement with a number of local and national conservation groups often sparks ideas for artistic interpretation. This all adds to his understanding of the complex natural environment of the Uists. It is wonderful to have the Corncrake as a neighbour despite its all night song” but he also enjoys the commoner birds, the intricate changing patterns of flocks of Oystercatchers and the hordes of noisy Starlings that disappear into mounds of seaweed. From the clamour of spring bird calls to the silence of a calm autumn day, from the huge and mysterious Basking Shark to the rare but rather better understood Great Yellow Bumblebee, they all intrigue and inspire him: he needs another lifetime !