FEMALE adventurers will take centre stage at a film festival in Scotland later this month.

Paralympic hand cycling gold medallist Karen Darke (pictured), natural history presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff and world record-breaking cyclist Jenny Graham will be among the headline names at the 2020 Peebles Outdoor Film Festival.

It is being held at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles over the weekend of January 24-26. Building on record audiences in 2019, the festival has launched an expanded programme of films and speakers for 2020.

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A major event that pulls visitors to the area from far and wide, the festival features a range of big-name and “local hero” speakers, award-winning adventure films, plus a host of outdoor sessions led by local activity providers.

In addition to screenings featuring more than 30 short films from around the world, the event also includes two critically acclaimed feature films.

They are Home – the story of British adventurer Sarah Outen’s self-powered journey around the world by bike, kayak and rowing boat – and Final Ascent: the Legend of Hamish MacInnes, an intimate portrait of a Scottish mountaineering icon.

The full festival programme is available at issuu.com/eastgatearts/docs/poff_2020