Trust to support Peebles Outdoor Film Festival 2016

Star outdoor speakers to appear 22-24 January at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

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The John Muir Trust is delighted to announce its support for this year’s Peebles Outdoor Film Festival – a long weekend of outstanding adventure films, speakers and hands-on activities in the Tweeddale town.

The Trust has a close association with the area through its ownership and management of the Glenlude estate, south of Peebles.

Following a successful inaugural festival last February, the 2016 event –which will run from 22-24 January at the Eastgate Theatre, Peebles – sees an expanded programme of speakers, shorts and feature-length films covering everything from cycling and trail running to climbing, skiing, wildlife photography and more.

Star attractions will include Mark Beaumont, who will talk about his extraordinary feats of endurance, including a record-breaking cycle journey round the globe in 2008, his 2011 rowing expedition to the high Arctic, and a world record cycle through Africa last year.

Celebrated wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell will host a fieldcraft master-class as he walks the banks of the Tweed in search of otter tracks, trails and signs, while Niall McCann, the National Geo Wild TV presenter, will share stories of his many adventures from around the world.

Rich Rowe, a member of the festival team said: “We have a diverse range of films and speakers that will make people laugh, cry, possibly wince a bit and, we hope, inspire those in the audience to embark on a few outdoor adventures of their own.

“The weekend is all about the many different ways that people enjoy wild landscapes, so it’s a perfect fit with the John Muir Trust. Of course, the fact that the Trust has a property just down the road at Glenlude makes it even more ideal.”

Tickets are available now from the Box Office on 01721 725777, or online at http://www.eastgatearts.com/content/peebles-outdoor-film-fest-2016, where the full programme can be viewed. Look out for special day passes (£25 adult, £15 child) for entry to all films and speaker presentations on each of the three days.