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Nature / Environmental campaigner to screen film in Hillswick

Cal Major in Lerwick earlier this week. Photo: Austin Taylor

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner Cal Major is hosting a second screening of a film highlighting “positive solutions” to plastic pollution tonight (Thursday) in Hillswick.

Major made what was described by organisers as an “inspirational” appearance at Shetland Museum and Archives in Lerwick on Wednesday night with her film Vitamin Sea.

The film is said to chronicle her journey from Land’s End to John o’ Groats by stand up paddleboard via the UK’s coastline and canals, filmed by photographer James Appleton.

Vitamin Sea will be shown at the Booth in Hillswick at 7.30pm alongside a Q&A with Major, and all are invited.

Major undertook the adventure last year to highlight the country’s plastic pollution problem, and the passion people around the UK have for doing something about it.

It also raises the theme of the nation’s mental health crisis and how nature can help.

Nature photographer and Shetland Islands Council biodiversity officer Austin Taylor said he was “inspired and humbled” by the event on Wednesday.

“The intimate and personal film of her journey had me enthralled, tearful and elated at the same time,” he said.

Major will also be talking to the children at Urafirth Primary School on Friday.