photo credit: Declan Friel

Libby Penman, Wildlife Filmmaker, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

"Parks in Scotland mean everything to me. Growing up I spent all my time at my local park, The Beveridge Park (The Bevi) in Kirkcaldy, playing football, developing my skills in the skatepark, walking the dog … just spending time in the fresh air really. 

Professionally, parks continue to be a huge part of my life. As a wildlife filmmaker I spend a lot of time in the Scottish outdoors capturing footage of our amazing animals. 

However, during lockdown when we couldn't travel, I turned to filming in my closest green space, the Kelvingrove park right by my flat in Glasgow. The footage I've been able to capture of Otters, Kingfishers, Cormorants, Foxes and Frogs are some of my favourite shots. In fact, one of my best career achievements was being featured on BBC Two's Winterwatch, showcasing all the urban wildlife I've filmed in the park."

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