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“If We Didn’t Have All That”

A film commission celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Touring Network

The Touring Network presents a mini film capturing the story behind a network of people in the Highlands and Islands who, over the past 20 years or more have championed professional live performances touring to their communities.  In the first of its kind, this is a beautifully shot film that delves into the stories, humour and impact of rural touring.  It features tales of Michael Marra, The Naked Rambler and more.


Cinematography – Beth Chalmers & Jassy Earl

Edited by – Beth Chalmers

Researcher – Kerry Duncan

Music – Fran McGillivray & Mike Burke “Don’t Wait up”, Mairearad Green, Sean Gray, Martin Simpson, Mike Vass, Biff Smith

Featuring – Bill Alexander, Tom Barnes, Jenny Macfie, Duncan MacInnes, Polly MacInnes, Lizzie McDougall, Charlotte Mountford, Peter Vallance

With thanks to – Jim Burns, Rosie Pearse, Carina Macleod, Claire Mackay, Rhiannon McIntyre, Jo McLean, The Touring Network, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Creative Scotland