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Garnet’s Gold

GARNET’S GOLD follows one extraordinary man’s quixotic adventure in search of hidden treasure, in a belated rite of passage to rediscover the meaning of his life.

Director: Ed Perkins
Year: 2014
Time: 75 min

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Share this film. Give other the chance to learn from it and be enveloped by the Scottish landscape.

Find out more about director Ed Perkins’ past projects, and support him in his future work. 

Learn more about the sometimes daunting task of caring for an elderly relative. Aging Care offers a wealth of information and helpful links for all those involved in this difficult role reversal.

Learn more about Scotland’s National Nature Reserves that works to maintain the pristine Scottish outdoors.

Give voice to your internal dreamer by embarking on your own personal quest for gold, wherever it may take you. 

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Golden Dreams

“In a world of issue-led documentaries and famous face profiles Ed Perkins’ debut film GARNET’S GOLD, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival this week, is unusual. It takes as its focus Garnet Frost, an ordinary man on an extraordinary quest.”

Garnet Frost and Ed Perkins talk about personal journeys, spirituality and connection in documentary GARNET’S GOLD. Read the full article on Eye For Film.

Bonnie Prince Charlie

“One of European history’s most romantic figures, at the heart of a tragic tale of loyalty and devotion. The Young Pretender led a futile quest to save the very soul of Scotland.”

Find out more about Bonnie Prince Charlie on History,

or explore the legend of the lost Jacobite treasure here. 

5 Major Influences From Ed Perkins

Ed Perkins shares the major influences behind his debut feature. Find out more here.


Listen to our playlist with music from the film on Spotify.

The Hidden Scottish Highlands

“Most travellers to the Scottish Highlands head straight for the fabled Fairy Pools of the Isle of Skye or the mist-shrouded mountains around Glencoe and Fort William. But on a recent visit, I ventured farther north – 243km north of Fort William, in fact – to reach the tiny fishing town of Lochinver and the remote coastal wilderness of Sutherland and Ross Shire counties…”

Find out more on BBC Travel.

The Dilemma of Taking Care of Elderly Parents

“It has become the baby boom generation’s latest and, in some ways, most agonizing life crisis: what to do when the parents who once took care of you can no longer take care of themselves.

Raise your hand if you’re one of the 60-year-olds reading this who has one or more living 80-year-old parents. ”

Read the full article on Salon.

Confessions of Men and Women Who’ve Never Met Miss/Mr Right

Read their stories on The Guardian. 

The Rise of The Single Dad

A century ago, the image of men left alone with children was horrifying enough to spur an anti-suffrage movement. So what happened? How did single fatherhood go from terrifying to increasingly normal?

Find out more on The Atlantic.

Sin and the Single Mother

“I had known since childhood that I was born ‘out of wedlock’, and that my father had deserted my mother as soon as he discovered she was pregnant in November 1950. But it wasn’t until I looked up my full birth certificate after my mother’s death in 2001 that I discovered I’d been born in a hostel for unmarried mothers.

Sixty years ago, unmarried pregnant women were sent to special hostels to have their babies adopted. Maureen Paton hears their stories.”


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