Filmed on the Drovers Trail, a new 331 kilometre (206 mile) gravel bikepacking route in Scotland, the short film ‘Drovers’ explains the history of the ancient drove roads, an important part of Scottish heritage.
Scouted, ridden and produced by the round-the-world singlespeed cyclist and film-maker Markus Stitz, this self-filmed production follows him on his adventure, retracing the footsteps of the cattle drovers on their journey from the Cairngorms through the Tay Valley to Crieff, which became Scotland’s most important cattle market in the end of the 17th century.
More information about the bikepacking route and other gravel rides can be found at http://perthshiregravel.com/
Filmed at Glen Fearnach, Glen Tilt, Comrie, Glen Turret Reservoir & Distillery, The Balloch Crieff, The Birks of Aberfeldy, Ardtalnaig, Ardtalnaig Glen, Rob Roy Way, Wade’s Bridge Aberfeldy, Sma’ Glen and Laggan Woods.
Camera, Narration & Edit: Markus Stitz
Music: Ólafur Arnalds – re:member, Dan Lebowitz – Lost & Found
Commissioned by: Highland Perthshire Cycling Funded by: Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020, SSE Griffin and Calliachar Community Fund
Last modified: 21st September 2020