Glaswegian comedienne, Elaine C Smith visited the Mull of Galloway this week with her film crew as part of her trip around Scotland to shine a light on her favourite parts of the country and where better than the Lighthouse at Scotland’s most southerly point.
Although Elaine is no stranger to the Rhins of Galloway, having previously spent almost two years filming and appearing in 2000 Acres of Sky, she admitted that she had never actually visited the Mull of Galloway. Elaine wanted to include places in a Scotland in her new documentary that have a story to tell and great examples of community spirit. This brought her back to the Rhins of Galloway for the filming of her documentary and when her producer was made aware of the Mull of Galloway Experience and the community buy-out they arranged to visit and meet with members of the Mull of Galloway Trust and the South Rhins Community Development Trust.
Elaine and the crew visited the lighthouse exhibition and were given a guided tour by Steve Hardy followed by a trip to the top of the lighthouse with Alison Smith. Visitors to the Mull of Galloway experience were amazed to come across a film and sound crew and Elaine herself, she chatted to the visitors, signed autographs and gladly posed to allow photographs to be taken.
Elaine will feature Carnoustie, Arbroath, North Berwick and Oban as well as The Mull of Galloway, Portpatrick and Stranraer in her documentary entitled a ”birds eye view” and is planned to be shown by STV in early 2015.