An audiovisual exploration of upland ecosystems
John Wallace with Professor Pete Smith FRS, FRSE, FRSB
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“Annan, Tweed & Clyde
Aa rise up on ae hillside”


Image: Robert McFadzean


The Same Hillside

In a small patch of hill country Southern Scotland, three mighty rivers rise – The Annan, Tweed and Clyde - eventually finding their way to Solway’s sands, the North Sea and the Firth of Clyde on coastlines many miles apart.

Using multi-screen documentary video, field audio recordings and extensive interviews with people whose lives, livelihoods and leisure link them to the study area, The Same Hillside transports audiences to this remote but highly productive place to explore the impacts daily human choices are having upon Scotland’s resource heartland.

A peaceful yet discomforting rumination on people and landscape, it flows with passion and wisdom.
— The Scotsman ★ ★ ★ ★