Trade and Voluntary Organisation Stands
We have two artists exhibiting this year, Anke Addy and Douglas Roulston.
Anke describes her life and work in her own words. Born in the lowlands of the Netherlands, the mountainous north east of Scotland has been my home for over 30 years. During this time I have walked, cycled and skied through this wonderful landscape. Photography was a natural progression from my experiences of the hills and its wildlife. After attending Aberdeen College to gain more knowledge about the subject I became a freelance photographer in 2000. I have had successful entries in The British Wildlife Photography Awards and The Scottish Nature Photography Awards.
Nan Shepherd’s nature writing in ‘The Living Mountain’ resonated with my own observations and during 2017 I revisited many glens and mountains to capture the rich imagery of the book. Ultimately this absorbing photographic project ‘The Living Cairngorms’ has become a touring exhibition. Alongside a high quality, hard backed coffee table type book with over 150 images in full colour has been published, which is available for sale for £25, at the Dundee Festival.
Born in 1984, Douglas gained a BA (Hons) followed by a Master of Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2008, where he studied the work of 19th Century Romantic artists who first portrayed the picturesque scenery of areas like Glencoe and Loch Katrine. He is inspired by Scottish highland myths and legends and portrays them using oils, acrylics and charcoal, capturing the intensity and majesty of the landscape and frequently uses imaginary techniques. This is achieved by highlighting, over exaggerating rock faces and creating piercing light rays through breaking clouds, reflection and focusing on the tranquillity of distant springs and lochs. Mankind or human creations rarely feature in his work as it is the awe of nature, and the spirit of the sublime that he loves to explore.
In 2013, Douglas gained a PDGE in Art and Design and is now an Art and Design teacher in the East of Scotland. His recent works concentrate on the use of vivid colours to represent the vibrant diversity of the Scottish landscape while focusing on the changing weather of Scotland, creating turbulent skies and wild waters.
Trade and Voluntary Organisation Stands
Andala Crafts: Paper cutting 3D mountain pictures. Bags, from totes to cosmetic, cushions, bunting, brooches, pincushions, needle cases, aprons, scented sachets.
Archie Foundation: a children’s charity with a family of funds, all different, but with the same aim – to make the difference to children’s healthcare.
The Carn Dearg Mountaineering Club has members across Scotland and the UK. Members participate in many outdoor activities including hill walking, rock climbing, winter climbing, ski touring, sea kayaking and mountain biking. The club runs regular monthly weekend trips to some of Scotland’s most spectacular mountain areas.
C-N-Do: Since 1984, thousands of walkers have experienced something special on our range of walking holidays in Scotland. Our walking guides and back up team are the best – low key but professional, fun but informative, always helping you to achieve your ambitions & beyond.
Dundee Heritage Trust is a registered charity formed in 1985 to preserve and interpret Dundee’s industrial past, operated by Dundee Industrial Heritage Limited (Raffle prize)
Dundee Mountain Club: DMC provide an informal way of meeting people with a passion for mountain sports including mountaineering, hillwalking/hiking, climbing, ski touring, mountain biking and more!
Dundee Ski Club was started in 1936 and helped to build the Glenshee Scottish Ski Centre. Today, the club encourages participation and to promote friendship and social interaction amongst members. The club has a snow sport form, organises trips, training events and social gatherings. We also have an active snowboard section.
Good Food Good Feelings create delicious, unique breakfasts, snacks, biscuits & fermented foods. All free from refined white sugar, naturally free from gluten & host a vast array of highly nutritious ingredients, Ayurvedic Herbs & Superfoods.
Hilltrek are a unique outdoor clothing business offering off the shelf, customised and ‘made to measure’ clothing in unsurpassed Ventile® natural fabric, high performance Karisma Technical Fleece and Hilltrek developed Cotton Analogy®. We design and hand-craft jackets, smocks/windshirts, trousers, breeches, shirts and accessories in our workshop in Aboyne.
Keela International was founded on the East Coast of Scotland, the perfect place to innovate, test and manufacture outdoor garments for the changeable British weather. We aim to provide our garments in an ethical and sustainable manner. We supply a range of Emergency Services – Police, Military, Fire Services and Mountain Rescue Teams.
Kinloch Castle Friends Association (Rum) The Association is registered as a Scottish Charity with the Number SC 030201 in 2000. Through hard work of members, the KCFA has grown into an important influence on the management of the Castle.
Moonwalker (Alan Rowan): Alan Rowan has been a journalist for more than 40 years. He is now semi-retired and spends his time tramping Scotland’s hills and writing about the great outdoors for newspapers and magazines. Alan’s debut book, Moonwalker: Adventures of a Midnight Mountaineer, was published in 2014 and can be purchased via Amazon. The follow-up, A Mountain Before Breakfast, came out in 2016. e S
cottish Mountain Rescue services, granting them funds for projects, equipment o
Mountain Aid is a Registered Charity with three simple objectives:
To find ways of helping to improve the quality of life of anyone permanently injured on the Scottish hills, To promote training and education in the skills required to enjoy the Scottish hills safely, thereby reducing the likelihood of accidents,To maintain a close relationship with the Scottish Mountain Rescue services, granting them funds for projects, equipment or activities.
r activities which might otherwise not receive funding
Mountain Bothies Association (MBA): Founded in 1965, the Mountain Bothies Association exists to maintain remote buildings for which the owner has little or no use, yet remain important to walkers and others who make use of the shelter that they provide.
Mountaineering Scotland is the only recognised representative organisation for hill walkers, climbers, mountaineers and ski-tourers who live in Scotland or who enjoy Scotland’s mountains, and acts to represent, support and promote Scottish mountaineering.
Outlandish Knitwear: Lovingly hand knitted garments, inspired by the beautiful, Scottish knitwear worn by characters in the hit TV series Outlander.
Paul Craven: Inspired by the atmospheric and constantly changing drama of the great outdoors, Paul’s work features predominantly mountain landscapes painted in oils. Also featured are detailed ‘town and city’ scenes. His work has been widely commercially used in many forms such as greeting cards, prints and calendars. Paul’s work has also been used for book illustrations including ‘The Magic of the Munros’ by Irvine Butterfield.
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB): The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. From now until 2030, we’ll be focusing on some ambitious plans and targets – working together with you and our partners to collectively change the fate of nature. Providing homes for nature and species recovery.
Scotways, The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society, has been working to safeguard rights of way since 1845. It is probably the oldest organisation in the world dedicated to improving countryside access. We are a voluntary organisation, charity and a company limited by guarantee.
The Cateran Yomp: The Yomp exists to raise vital funds to support soldiers, veterans and their families. As such we ask each yomper to commit to raising £400 in sponsorship. Help us ensure a lifetime of support to those who have given so much.
The Centre for Mountain Studies UHI – Perth: The Centre for Mountain Studies (CMS) was established at Perth College UHI in August 2000, to create a centre of excellence for work in mountain areas within the emerging University of the Highlands and Islands.
The Grampian Club: The Grampian Club is a mountaineering, climbing and hillwalking club based in Dundee, Scotland. It is one of the area’s oldest (Est. 1927) and largest climbing clubs with a membership of 220 and a long tradition of welcoming new members who share a love of the hills.
The Mountains and the People: The Mountains and the People is the flagship project of the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland, delivering outdoor access related projects across both of Scotland’s National Parks and surrounding areas.
The Munro Society (TMS) was formed in 2002 and is open to anyone who has climbed all the Munros. TMS is more than a club and social network, although these were important aspects. It is hoped that over time TMS would establish a “voice” in matters pertaining to Scotland’s mountain landscape. A membership comprising individuals who had climbed all the Munros is seen as a real strength in terms of credibility and substance.
Tiso is Scotland’s number one outdoor clothing and equipment specialist shop and has been a supporter of the Dundee Mountain Film Festival from the festival’s beginning.