Our Fathers Setting & Symbolism

Andrew O'Hagan
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Ayrshire, Scotland

A beautiful town of open moors and salt in the air, where hills are made of broken castles. This is where Granda Hugh and Gran Margie reside, and much of Jamie's trip home is spent here.

Glasgow, Scotland

A city of progress with towering buildings, modern shops and people on the move. Glasgow is the site of the demolition of Hugh's famous structures. It is also here that Jamie meets with his mother Alice at the Railway Club.

Dumfries, Scotland

Jamie's father Robert resides in Dumfries, a seaside village of red rocks, quaint little streets and white bungalows. It is here that father and son have their reunion. This is the first time Jamie has set foot in Dumfries since the terrible summer visit to his father in a mental hospital, many years ago.

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