Peebles Film Festival returns with a host of outdoor adventures

OUTDOOR adventures and rewilding will be at the heart of this year’s Peebles Outdoor Film Festival.

The festival, which had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will run from August 13 to 15 and festival-goers will not be limited to watching movies.

Caroline Adam, managing director of the Eastgate Theater – which hosts the festival – said: “Since the film festival had to be postponed to the beginning of the year, we were hoping to be able to concoct a lean version. for summer.”

A range of daytime adventures will be offered alongside the festival, including tree climbing, nesting box building and paddling along the Tweed.

And after a day of activities, moviegoers can head to the Eastgate Theater to see the adventure film program which includes award-winning feature films such as The Cull: the stag’s dilemma in Scotland, which deals with red deer and rewilding in the Scottish landscape.

Ms Adam said: “We are delighted that this is now possible and look forward to welcoming audiences to a slightly different but equally exciting version of the festival before it returns to its usual January 2022 slot.”

The public will also have the chance to hear Anna Rutherford, a Peebles ultra-runner who completed a record-breaking race on the Southern Upland Way.

The full festival program is available on: and tickets can be booked online, at the theater box office or by phone on 01721 725777.

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