01 February 2023
Wednesday 1 February 6.00 UHI Inverness
The salmon need the forest. The forest needs the salmon. And Scotland needs them both.
Over many centuries, the loss of Scotland’s natural woodlands and much of the wildlife that shaped them, has profoundly changed our rivers. Not so long ago, huge runs of Atlantic salmon returned each year from the sea, found their way into the headwaters of Scotland’s rivers and having spawned the next generation, most of these titanic fish died, their carcasses fuelling entire ecosystems.
Today, this magnificent creature so symbolic of Scotland’s spectacular, cascading rivers, is threatened like never before.
Three years in the making, Riverwoods is a spectacular feature-length documentary, narrated by Peter Capaldi, that shines a light on the perilous state of Scotland’s salmon, and tells the compelling story of a fish that lives in the forest. And in the soil that feeds the forest. And in the predators, scavengers and even herbivores of the forest. Scotland’s Atlantic salmon - the King of Fish - is not only the ultimate angler’s prize, but a key building block in a complex forest ecosystem.
(Scotland - The Big Picture)
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