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The Eddleston Water Project

By - Richard - 31st March 2021

At the start of 2021, we were asked to produce a new short film about The Eddleston Water Project in the Scottish Borders.

The Eddleston Water Project is a unique catchment laboratory that was set up to examine what natural flood management techniques work best.

The towns of Eddleston and Peebles near Edinburgh have been badly affected by flooding over the years. Through a variety of work that has been carried out of the best part of a decade, the project has been able to examine what natural flood management techniques work best and what impact this has had on the wildlife within the area.

Two years ago we produced a film about the Eddelston Water Project for the organisation Tweed Forum who were commissioned by Scottish Government to set up the project.

This new film revisits the location to see what has changed. We also hear from local landowners and farmers whose co-operation has been essential for the project.

Filming took place in February in the depths of a very snowy winter!

About the Author

Richard Nicholls - Managing Director

Before launching Swift Films, Richard worked as a broadcast TV director and editor, working on programmes for the BBC, ITV and Sky.

A multi-skilled and technically-minded filmmaker, Richard is equally at home coming up with creative concepts as he is on location filming or pulling footage together in the edit suite.

Richard is a member of Independent Producers Scotland and has a love of cats, football, chocolate and Film Noir (in that order).