Dundee Mountain Film Festival 2019

30 November 2019

This year at the DMFF, as well as having the TMS stand, our Munro Legacy Exhibition was set up in the hall leading to the lecture theatre in the Bonar Hall. 

Some of Norman McNab's wonderful photographs were a new addition to the panels and, having the use of a television monitor, allowed the history of the society to be shown using film and photographs from various meets, dinners, AGMs etc over the years. There was a great deal of interest in our publication, Scaling the Heights, and several attendees now have very useful Christmas presents! 

On Saturday morning our treasurer, Alf Barnard, introduced photographer Peter Cairns, who gave the Irvine Butterfield Memorial Lecture, showcasing Scotland's natural beauty and drama with stunning imagery and film. He concluded the lecture, asking the question 'What should Scotland look like?' This, in turn, generated many questions from the audience on subjects like the possible introduction of lynx or even wolves to areas of the highlands. It was an excellent presentation and a credit to the memory of Irvine Butterfield. 

The exhibition was also a success. On Friday morning all pull-ups, posters and photographs were taken down from Dundee's Central Library and transported immediately to the DMFF for assembly. Much interest was shown and the MLE benefited from being situated next to the food and drinks. Stewart Logan set up a little table at the entrance with some copies of 'Scaling the Heights' and did very well! 

The weekend was most enjoyable and, as usual, was a lovely way to catch up with old friends and colleagues.