Saturday (25th) Morning – Tickets £6: Bonar Hall - Starts 0930hrs

Film: The Bothy Project

Film UK, 2016 (11 mins) Filmmaker: Jen Randall

bothy projectWhat happens if you take four female artists and dispatch them to a remote Scottish bothy to untangle their need for outdoor space? Find out in the latest BMC TV production from the team that brought you the award-winning Operation Moffat.

The Bothy Project was one of two BMC TV films to premier at the 2016 Kendal Mountain Festival in November 2016 (the other one was Hard Rock: a tribute to Ken Wilson). Supported by Lowe Alpine, this short film features four women who travel to the remote Shenavall bothy in the highlands of Scotland. Filmmaker Jen Randall follows wild-swimming-video-artist Natasha Brooks (star of Blue Hue), acclaimed Sheffield artist Tessa Lyons and poet Claire Carter (as seen in Operation Moffat) as they explore the surrounding wilderness.

With additional cinematography from Nick Brown and James France, this is a stunningly shot, evocative call of the wilderness that will inspire you to head north and find your own adventures.

Film: Three Women and the Three Old Men

Film UK, 2016 (11 mins) Filmmaker: Sandro Gromen Hayes

3 women and 3 old menThree Women and the Three Old Men is a story of three women's journey to climb three of Scotland's remote sea stacks in just three days to raise money for a local charity who provide opportunities for disadvantaged youths in climbing. Winner of the Best Film award at the BMC Women In Adventure film competition 2017.

Film: Eathie

Film UK, 2017, (9 min) Filmmaker:  Mike Webster

eathieA portrait of adventure and wildlife photographer James Roddie and his descent of the obscure Eathie Gorge on the Black Isle in Scotland. Potentially the first time it has been done, this looks into a rarely seen area, not so far from civilisation.

Film: The Wild Along the Way

Film UK, 2015 (23 mins) Filmmakers: Zeki Basan and Kirk F Watson

wld along the wayThe Wild Along the Way by Zeki Basan. A film about the John Muir Way in Scotland.
Supported by Central Scotland Green Network Trust and the Bill Wallace Grant (John Muir Trust). With special thanks to Lee Stetson.



There will be an interval of 30 minutes. Refreshments available on both levels. Be sure to visit the art exhibitions and the trade stands.

The Irvine Butterfield Memorial Lecture in association with the Munro Society; Read about Irvine Butterfield here

Presentation: Ben Dolphin - "From Bagger to Faffer - The Evolution of a Hillwalker?"

ben with toadFor many of us, the love of the outdoors is something that has been with us all our lives, but where does that spark of initial interest come from? And to what extent does our enjoyment and experience of the outdoors change and evolve over time? Random incidents and accidents made Ben realise that by slowing down and stopping to observe and take in his surroundings, there was much more to the hills. In fact, there was even much more to his back garden! From the English Midlands to the Brecon Beacons, from the Highlands to Fife, Ben looks back at his own outdoors evolution from ‘bagging beast’ to ‘faffing nature nut’, and ponders the impact that walking has had on his life.


ben on hillBen Dolphin is a West Lothian Council Ranger, and shares his experiences and observations through his blog featuring videos and photographs on his Benvironment website. Ben has also recently been elected as the president of Ramblers Scotland, and is well known for his regular contributions to the Walkhighlands website, and to a number of outdoor magazines including Outdoor Enthusiast magazine.