A MADCAP "relay race" of film screenings throughout the UK reaches Halladale Film Club next Thursday, 16th August.
The "Hansel of Film relay from Shetland to Southampton and Back" features short films made by the public as part of the London 2012 Olympic festival and also the Paralympic Games.
Behind the scheme is Shetland Arts
The films are being relayed in canisters between participating venues by "runners" who employ whatever means of transport they can lay their hands on.
So far methods have included a bicycle, horse and cart, motor bike and sidecar and on board Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
The Hansel of Film free screening at the Halladale Hall will feature short films made by people in Shetland, Edinburgh and the North of Scotland,
Alex Patience of Halladale Film Club said "We are so pleased that Hansel of Film will be gaining energy from us on the North Coast."
The race then resumes from Halladale onwards to Hoy in Orkney for a screening on 17th August and then home for a screening during Shetland Arts’ annual film festival, Screenplay, in September.
Mr Patience said: "I have gathered a ceilidh gang to take the "flame of films" north to Hoy and we’ll be performing Scots and Gaelic music, songs and stories. "We’ll tour along the coast to John o’Groats and then we’ll ceilidh on the ferry to Orkney and along to Kirkwall and then to Hoy to celebrate with our cousins over the Firth."
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad is the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic movements.
Spread over four years, it is designed to give everyone in the UK a chance to be part of London 2012 and inspire creativity across all forms of culture, especially among young people.
For more details visit www.london2012.com