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A wildlife photographer and filmmaker who has worked on David Attenborough’s Wild Isles series and BBC Springwatch is holding two Outer Hebrides Wildlife Festival events in Uist.

Eleanor Hamilton, a regular visitor to the Outer Hebrides over the past 15 years, is holding wildlife photography and film workshops at North Uist’s RSPB Balranald Nature Reserve each afternoon from Monday, June 24, to Friday, June 28.

The three-hour workshops will guide participants through various aspects of wildlife photography and filmmaking. They will be tailored to each group’s interests and abilities, and the maximum group size is four people per session.

Explains Eleanor: “All abilities are welcome, so whether you have never picked up a camera before, you’re looking to develop your skills, or you just want to see what happens behind the scenes, Balranald is the perfect place to be immersed in the natural world.”

At 7 pm on Thursday, June 27, she will be presenting Wildlife Filmmaking - A Career Inspired by the Wildlife of the Outer Hebrides, a talk at Grogarry Lodge, South Uist.

In the talk, Eleanor will be sharing stories about her journey to becoming a wildlife filmmaker, insights into making wildlife documentaries, and how the wildlife of the Outer Hebrides keeps bringing her back to the islands.

The workshops cost £40 per person and the talk £5 per person. Places can be booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A showcase of Eleanor’s work is available at