Trust showcases the 'Glenlude Experience' at film festival

Special free event at Peebles Outdoor Film Festival to offer a taste of modern nature conversation at Trust-managed estate in the Borders

Karen purvis   spring at glenlude detail

Visitors to the Peebles Oudoor Film Festival later this month will be offered the chance to get a first hand insight into the work of the Trust at nearby Glenlude.

Featuring a guided walk-and-talk with land manager Karen Purvis, the free event will demonstrate how the Trust is gradually rewilding a once depleted landscape on the edge of the Southern Uplands into a mosaic of flourishing native habitats.

Since taking over ownership of the Glenlude Estate in 2010, the Trust has worked with volunteers, schools, local groups and charities to gradually replace non-native commerical forestry plantations with native species. 

The guided tour will take place on Sunday  28 January from10am to 12noon, assembling at the main entance to the estate just off the  B709 four miles south of Traquair village (postcode TD7 5NH).

Because the numbers are limited to 15, it will be necessary to reserve a place.

Kevin Lelland, Head of Development and Communications at the John Muir Trust said: "This will be our third year supporting a wonderful festival that continues to dazzle with its mixture of world-class adventure films, inspirational speakers and exhilarating outdoor sessions, now including a chance to experience our property at nearby Glenlude."

Find out more about Experience Glenlude and the Peebles Outdoor Film Festival (26-28 January 2018).