Trust sponsors Peebles Outdoor Film Festival

Scottish Borders town hosts weekend of adventure films, speakers and active outdoor sessions from 27 to 29 January

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The Trust is delighted to once again be the overall Festival Sponsor for the 2017 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival (27-29 Jan) in the Scottish Borders near our Glenlude property.

Now in its third year, the festival is set to host a dazzling weekend of adventure films, inspiring speakers and outdoor activities. The event will be based around five specially-themed sessions, covering everything from ice diving, mountain biking and surfing to climbing, bikepacking and skiing.

Highlights will include special appearances by mountain biking World Champion Tracy Moseley, endurance adventurer Sean Conway, record-breaking fell runner Nicky Spinks (above) and Emmy award winning adventure cameraman Keith Partridge.

As well as big names from further afield, the festival will also feature appearances by a host of local heroes. Crawford Carrick-Anderson (mountain biking), David Aston (polar exploration), Ed Shoote and Markus Stitz (bikepacking), Bob Johnson (marathon running), Paul McGreal (adventure racing) and Greg Boswell (winter climbing) will entertain audiences with tales of adventures from near and far.

“Last year’s festival was a huge success, but we feel the 2017 programme has stepped up another level again,” said Rich Rowe, a member of the festival team. “As well as an exceptional line-up of speakers, we also have a ‘best of the best’ programme of short films that have scooped awards at some of the world’s most prestigious adventure film festivals.”

The film programme includes a showing of Wilderness, the stunning film made by adventurer Alastair Humphreys with a wonderful voice-over by acclaimed nature writer Jim Crumley.

  • The Peebles Outdoor Film Festival runs from 27–29 January at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles. Copies of the festival programme are available from Box Office, or can be viewed online at
  • Tickets available now on 01725 725777, or online a