A RANGE of talks, walks, workshops and exhibitions are being organised over the next two months as part of Stirling Photography Festival.

With the theme of Hope and Passion, the array of events, including a range of partners, will take place throughout August and September.

New this year will be a wildlife photography workshop in Doune at the Argaty Red Kite centre with local snapper Mandy Williams.

She said: “I love photographing wildlife and helping raise awareness on protecting our environment.

“I’m excited to work with the festival and to help photographers experience our local wildlife.”

Tom Bowser, of Argaty Red Kite centre, added: “We are thrilled to be taking part, it’s great to be able to support such an initiative and introduce photographers to our wonderful red kites and red squirrels.”

The team behind the festival is also teaming up with Street Level Photoworks from Glasgow who are bringing a visiting exhibition to the Macrobert Arts Centre.

It will see works by Scottish photographer Kim Simpson.

Kathryn Welch, operations director at the Macrobert, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be part of Stirling Photography Festival and to bring this exciting exhibition to Macrobert Arts Centre this August.

“The festival programme promises to be packed with fantastic events and it’s a tribute to the festival’s collaborative, partnership-based approach that we’ve been able to team up to bring this exhibition to Stirling.”

Malcolm Dickson, director at Street Level, added: “It’s great for us to extend our links to both Stirling Photography Festival and Macrobert Arts Centre in making this poignant and positive exhibition a part of their exciting plans.

“There’s a groundswell of energy and enthusiasm in Stirling right now and a photography festival is the ideal way of joining all the dots and engaging a wider audience in the art of photography and all it has to offer.”

Visit https://www.stirlingphotographyfestival.co.uk/ for the full programme.