Saturday, October 19, 2019
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People living and working in remote parts of Scotland are invited to take part in a documentary project.

Production service, The Real Thing, will be filming a documentary about changing lives in the Highlands and Islands.

The Real Thing founder, Gregor Sinclair, told Skye Times Online: "In particular, I'm after people whose work or lifestyle is dependent on local economy, culture or natural landscape, and who have close ties to the area and its history. People working in agriculture, energy, local business, conservation and so on.

"Anyone chosen for the project would be shadowed for a couple of days to capture a sense of their occupational and personal lifestyle, and be interviewed over the course of that time. The three-week shooting period is penned for March-April 2019.

"As an Orkney outer-islander, remote lifestyles and geographical extremities are something familiar to me, and I really feel that this project can shed light on the kinds of issues small communities want and deserve to be recognised. I'm hoping to question how such localities still exist as more than tourist destinations, and what exactly it means to live and work remotely in a country more connected than ever."

Gregor can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by phone on 07522489723.

Above: photograph from The Real Thing of a recent Scottish shoot.

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