OSS’ Calum Maclean on his love of swimming and the wild

10th May, 2019

Filmmaker, photographer and OSS Ambassador Calum Maclean discussed his connection to water and the “highly addictive” nature of outdoor swimming in a recent interview for Finisterre’s The Broadcast.

“For me, it’s the combination of the buzz you get from the water and the exploration of interesting locations,” he explained.

Through his work as a filmmaker and photographer, Calum aims to encourage more people to get outdoors, more often. “I think that an intrinsic part of us all is to be awed by the power of the ocean, or mountains – and we should aim to experience this regularly in our lives,” he said.

Calum also talked about learning to manage his own safety, researching swim spots and his plans to venture further afield.

Continuing to #sharetheswimlove, Calum will be a key speaker at Perthshire’s Mhor Festival this May, held on Monachyle Mhor Farm within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Mhor festival centres around food, music, theatre and dance and won best regional festival in the Scottish Thistle Awards. Situated on the banks of Loch Voil it also offers the opportunity for paddle boarding and wild swimming.

Liz Lowe

In Conversation with Calum Maclean – Finisterre


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