Rural Skills film for Lantra - 2015

I have, in collaboration with McMaster Media, produced a new film exploring the skills and careers that are vital to local communities and the rural economy in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. This was premiered at the National Park HQ in February.

The film featured young people and employers who live, learn and work in and around the National Park and was produced for Lantra Scotland, sponsored by Historic Scotland and the Skills Partnership.

Filmed during November 2014 we followed a group of six unemployed young men for a week of rural work experiences on Luss Estates as they explore the diverse range of jobs in the countryside, including farming, fencing and dry-stane dyking with Master Craftsman, Jim Hanson.

The project, Rural Skills Week was organised in partnership with Iain Wilkinson, Rural Business Manager for Luss Estates, who places great importance on informing young people about rural career opportunities both to safeguard rural skills and ensure there are adequate resources to preserve and enhance the natural heritage.

The 10-minute film, was made to encourage young people across Scotland to take up careers in the land-based sector, such as environmental conservation, estate management, sheep farming, traditional building crafts, renewable energy, horticulture, tourism, fencing and many more.

It was really interesting observing the experiences during the week. All of the participants became really engaged, with many considering for the first time the possibilities of a career in the outdoors. As well as the film I created a series of photographs that were used to promote the activity.

For more information about promotional films and photography for your business please contact me on 01360 661029. You can see photographs of this project on my blog.