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Title "HEADING WEST a story about a band called Shooglenifty" against a dark background and a photo of the Mehrangarh Fort and a small image of Angus Grant.

UistFilm Presents: Heading West

Heading West website: A story about a band called Shooglenifty

When the frontman of a band dies, can the other members carry on without him?

Together for more than quarter of a century and loved all over the world, Scottish band Shooglenifty are devastated when Angus, their fiddle-playing frontman, gets ill and dies just a few months later.

Starting with celebratory concerts in Glasgow and Galicia, the band look back on their long career, reflect on the music that Angus has left them, and – with a little help from fiddle-playing friends – get through a year of grief and introspection. As part of the process they record a moving tribute to their late frontman in the Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan. Returning home to Scotland, they discover that the music does indeed live on.

‘This is a remarkable film, a truly emotional journey’ – Alan Morrison

UistFilm Presents is back with a series of five screenings hosted at Talla Chàirinis, starting with Heading West. We are introducing a Pay What You Decide ticket structure, where you simply choose which ticket price you would like to pay during booking. If you would like to show your support for independent cinema, you are also welcome to make donations after the screening.  

You can also choose a season ticket for £32 which will give you admission to all five films screening monthly through until June. UistFilm have selected the following programme: 

UistFilm Programme: Upcoming Screenings

Please click the links for more information and bookings.

February 25th – Heading West

March 25th – Winners

April 29th – This Changes Everything

May 27th – Aftersun

June 24th – My Old School

Past Screenings



Please note, Heading West has 12A certification.  

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