The Crags (Radical Road) IV

45 x 85cm
Alexander Moffat OBE RSA


Acrylic on paper

From a series of studies of this volcanic spur above the city of Edinburgh, visible from the artist’s studio. The landmark in the city’s Holyrood Park is only a stone’s throw from the centre of the capital. Yet it stands in its own stillness, enduring for millennia.

See Alexander (Sandy) Moffat speaking about the Radical Road on a new film, released in celebration of the artist’s 80th birthday this year (2023). Click here to view.



Facing the Nation: The Portraiture of Alexander Moffat, Bill Hare (Edinburgh: Luath, 2018)

Arts and the Nation, Alan Riach with Alexander Moffat and John Purser (Edinburgh: Luath, 2017)

Arts of Independence, Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach (Edinburgh: Luath, 2014)

Arts of Resistance, Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach with Linda MacDonald-Lewis (Edinburgh: Luath, 2008)