Perth and Kinross Events
The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!
One of the most accomplished exploratory
mountaineers of all time. Simon Yates is best
known for his role in the harrowing expedition
to the Andes documented in Joe Simpson’s
bestseller Touching The Void. Following that
experience in Peru, Simon has been increasingly
drawn to places where few others have trod.
This illustrated lecture features spectacular
images and film of the most remote and rarely
explored mountain ranges of the world from the
Arctic to the Antarctic and Alaska to Central
Asia – there is hardly a significant range that
Simon has not visited.
Scotland is a nature-depleted nation – its large carnivores have gone and the balanced ecosystem that emerged from the ice has unravelled. But a bold new vision has started to evolve: one of native woodland, restored peatland and a landscape driven by natural processes. In this stunning presentation, Peter showcases the work of a team of dedicated photographers and film-makers who have gathered images to make the case for a wilder Scotland.
Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and BBC wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind-thescenes tales of her life in Kenya.
Saba was born in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya and met her first wild elephant when she was just six weeks old, one of 400 living in the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania that her father, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, was studying.
She has worked for Save The Rhino Trust in Namibia, the National Museums of Kenya and Save The Elephants and whilst working in the Samburu National Reserve she was approached by the BBC. The rest, as they say, is television history!
This event will include a Q&A session.
Tickets can be purchased from www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com or by phoning the Box Office on 01796 484 626.