A UNIQUE filmpoem, aired outside by candlelight, is set to be screened at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond for one night only this October.

The Essence of Place, which was filmed on site between December and August, is the creation of Susannah Ramsay, the reserve’s artist in residence and will be shown on Saturday, October 21.

The short film is part of Susannah’s practice-based PhD research for the University of Stirling and Glasgow School of Art, and presents the landscape and wildlife of Loch Lomond throughout the changing seasons.

It explores the meaning of place as a way to connect with memories, and looks at the enduring relationship between people and nature.

Susannah said: “I was familiar with the landscapes of the Loch Lomond area prior to this residency, but I was drawn specifically to the RSPB reserve as it provided me with such a wide variety of wildlife to capture on film.

“I was particularly interested in seeing and recording the rare Greenland white-fronted geese that spend their winters at the site.

“Through the filmpoem, I wanted to try and harness what being in the landscape meant in terms of contemplation and why there is an urge in many of us to return to certain places that prompt memories and thought.

"The rationale behind the outdoor installation itself was primarily to include the actual landscape and environment in the whole viewing experience.

“On the night, it will be really exciting to hear the soundscapes and see the giant images of the reserve lit up in total darkness."

The Essence of Place installation will be screened in time slots between 7.15pm and 9pm. Tickets cost £10, or £8 for RSPB members, and booking is essential.

Parking on the night is at Ross Priory, and involves a transfer to the reserve by minibus.

Those with mobility issues can contact emma.martinelli@rspb.org.uk directly for additional parking options.

For booking visit eventbrite.co.uk and search for RSPB Loch Lomond.