Riverwoods Screening

21st April, 2022 | 19:30 - 21st April, 2022 | 20:30

Perth | Free

Riverwoods is the 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.

But in return, salmon need the support of a rich and diverse landscape that stretches far beyond the banks of the river. Over many centuries, the loss of Scotland’s natural woodlands, and much of the wildlife that shaped them, has profoundly changed our rivers and their ability to support the huge salmon runs that once flourished. Today, this magnificent creature so symbolic of Scotland’s spectacular, cascading rivers, is threatened like never before.

Scotland: The Big Picture have brought together a group of expert scientists, writers and filmmakers to tell a story of loss and lament, but also one of hope. Throughout Scotland, the fractured connections between salmon and the landscapes through which their rivers flow, are gradually being repaired through the foresight and positive actions of many different people.

Riverwoods is a rallying call for restoring more of Scotland’s river catchments and all the life they support.

The salmon need the forest. The forest needs the salmon. And Scotland needs them both.

Riverwoods screening will take place at Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ.

Organised by Scotland: The Big Picture

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