In June 2010 Alex was invited to take part in a residency at Northlands Glass in Lybster, Caithness. The resulting work 'Caithness Portholes' was inspired by the derelict church of St Mary's in the High Street in Lybster. It explores the history of the community's involvement with the herring fishing industry, particularly the Herring Girls, and their intimate relationship to the land and sea of North East Scotland. The final concept was for a walk through installation of glass curtains, flexible and reflecting the colours of the land and sea with soundscapes of oral history recordings. (Rough sound edit here).