After a sell-out tour last year, Vale of Leven wildlife presenter and filmmaker Gordon Buchanan is preparing to go back on the road. 

One of the most prominent figures working in the industry today, Gordon - who hails from Alexandria - will lift the lid on his fascinating career. 

For the first time, Gordon will be taking a look back at his 30 years working both behind and in front of the camera. The evening will offer a rare opportunity to discover what has continued to drive his career and the landmark stories that take pride of his work. 

With three decades worth of expeditions to guide us through, this will be the first time Gordon is able to show us his favourite wildlife encounters. 

Looking ahead to the tour, a spokesperson said: “The tools and traits he has developed over the years to be at the forefront of wildlife filmmaking. This will be a showcase of both his most celebrated work, and that never seen before, a behind the scenes insight of how these successful programmes are made. 

“Always reflective Gordon Buchanan is taking this opportunity to understand how his time within the wildlife industry has changed and what the future potentially holds for us and the animal kingdom as co inhabitants of our rapidly changing ecological landscape.”

Buchanan’s career in wildlife photography has yielded a number of documentaries, shot variously in Asia (especially the Indian Subcontinent), Latin America, Europe and Africa. 

His career began when survival cameraman Nick Gordon, whose wife owned the restaurant Buchanan was working in, invited Buchanan to become his camera assistant for a project he was completing in Sierra Leone. Buchanan was there for almost a year before the project had to be abandoned due to the danger presented by the civil unrest in the country. Buchanan left school to join Nick Gordon on the trip and continued to work with him on his next projects in Venezuela and Brazil.

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