THE Wilderland Film Festival is being shown in cinemas in Scotland this autumn.

A touring wildlife film festival, the films will be shown from Shetland to the Borders.

It is the creation of zoologist filmmakers Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice, who recruited some of the most acclaimed wildlife filmmakers to whittle down a shortlist of over 50 short films to the chosen 9 films that will be seen during the tour.

Judges, including award-winning cameraman Doug Allan (The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet), naturalist and author Stephen Moss (Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival, Springwatch), and producer/director Louise Heren (Big Cat Diaries) have chosen the films.

They include a film exploring how the Snow Leopard and Himalayan communities co-exist, the diminishing Orangutan population in Borneo and the impact of noise-pollution in our seas on the humpback whale.

Dan O’Neill and Isaac Rice said: "Wilderland is a platform for the new era of independent wildlife filmmakers. It will inspire everyone to think more about the natural world in our daily lives.

"Wilderland's ethos is that anyone can be a conservationist, and everyone has a part to play in the future of our planet.”

It is being aired at Inverness's Eden Court on November 18, Mereel in Shetland on November 19, Banchory's The Barn on November 20 and The Brunton in Musselburgh on November 22.

ELEVEN theatre and dance projects have received new funding to enable tours across Scotland.

The funding of £750,000 comes from Creative Scotland's touring theatre and dance fund.

Creative Scotland’s Lorna Duguid said: “The projects in this round of the Creative Scotland Touring fund for Theatre and Dance represent a broad and dynamic range of work with strong potential to attract new audiences for theatre and dance.

"These productions will be touring across Scotland to a variety of different communities, across urban and rural areas.

"The nature of the fund allows venues who may not always be able to programme work that is more diverse, to programme these shows for their audiences and allow the great work produced in Scotland from artists working in a range of genres to reach as many people and as wide a geographical spread as possible."

Projects include Skye Loneragan’s new solo show Though This Be Madness and Superfan, a collaboration between Ellie Dubois, Kim Donohoe and Pete Lannon, which will tour Like Animals and Stuntman.

Jordan & Skinner’s Time Machine: A Radical Feminist Retelling from the End of The World is a "bold, irreverent retelling" of the Sci-Fi classic The Time Machine by H G Wells, while Stand By is written by former police officer, Adam McNamara, and directed by Joe Douglas and produced by Scottish Theatre Producers.

CORA Bissett's theatrical show What Girls Ate Made Of is to return to this coming Edinburgh Festival Fringe in a bigger venue, the Assembly Hall.

It will run from 1-25 August, after being performed at the Traverse in 2018.

What Girls Are Made Of is written and performed by Bissett and charts her journey in the music world.

It is a piece of "gig theatre", with a live backing band of actor/musicians Susan Bear, Simon Donaldson and Harry Ward and tells the story of her life as lead singer in the band Darlingheart.

It is directed by former Traverse Artistic Director Orla O’Loughlin, and, for the first time, the run will feature special dates with the original Darlingheart drummer, Cathryn Stirling.

It won a Herald Angel award in 2018.

Following its Edinburgh Fringe run, What Girls Are Made Of plays 9-28 September at the Soho Theatre, London.