Littlehouse Media

SYHA Hostelling Scotland assist in a Recovery Version

SYHA Hostelling Scotland are pleased to be supporting Kinlochleven based Bright Productions and Dramafish with their entertaining new theatre production, The Recovery Version, being staged at Sweet Grassmarket for the duration of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


SYHA are assisting the company with their accommodation requirements throughout August at their Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel, one of the charity’s two additional summer youth hostels in the city, a few minutes walk from the Grassmarket and the Royal Mile, the main hub of the Fringe.


Margo Paterson, CEO of SYHA Hostelling Scotland, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Bright Productions and Dramafish with their Edinburgh Festival Fringe production, Recovery Version. With three youth hostels in Edinburgh we are in a particularly good position to help the group and the young people involved realise their ambition to perform at the world’s largest arts festival.


“The actors and production team involved come from communities local to our Lochaber group of youth hostels. We believe that by supporting these two organisations it will not only benefit the Lochaber community, it will also enable the young people involved to develop their skills for learning, life and work.

“Our relationship with this drama group will also extend beyond the Edinburgh Fringe. Dramafish will help us to welcome friends from Hostelling organisations across Europe when SYHA host the European Hostelling Conference in Edinburgh in March 2018.”


There are five young people aged between 14 and 23 involved in the production. Holly Baldwin, James Ramsay and Fiona Janzen, from Kinlochleven High School, share the role of Jack, 23 year old Paul Hernaes Barnes plays the character John and 19 year old Bethany Hardman is the company stage manager.


Ilona Munro from Bright Productions, writer and director of Recovery Version, said: “Without SYHA I’m not sure we could have had young people involved. The cost of bringing them and a parent to the fringe was prohibitive. The wonderful accommodation, so central, with great views, has meant that our young folk, parents and professionals can all be together. Coming from Lochaber community is very important. SYHA have helped maintain that supportive community environment.”


Recovery Version is an all-male story of growing up, of long nursed hurts and lost intentions, told with lively, affectionate Scottish banter and original songs. Hogmanay in Glencoe in the north west Highlands. A time for traditions, banter and song; for second chances and gathering distant family. However the whisky should probably stay in the cupboard.


Media contact:

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E: [email protected] | M: 07913 951717 | 0131 526 3980




Useful links:

SYHA Hostelling Scotland –

SYHA on Twitter – #syhadventure

SYHA on Facebook –


Bright Productions Website –

Bright on Facebook –

Bright on Twitter – #TheRecoveryVersion

YouTube –


Notes to editors:

SYHA Hostelling Scotland is a self-funding charity operating a network of nearly 60 exceptional youth and affiliate hostels for the benefit of all those wishing to learn and experience what Scotland has to offer. Our unique sites provide affordable, comfortable, safe and quality-assured accommodation with a warm friendly welcome, local knowledge, activities and services for guests travelling around Scotland.


Members enjoy a range of exclusive benefits including dual membership of Hostelling International, providing access to more than 4,000 youth hostels in over 90 countries worldwide. Membership and guest overnight income supports our charitable youth programmes and the maintenance of the hostelling network, particularly in rural Scotland.


The Recovery Version by Bright Productions

Venue: Sweet Grassmarket (2)

Dates:   04 – 20 August

Time: 13:40 (ends 15:00)

Tickets: £8 (£6)

Box Office: 0131 243 3596

Venue website:


Dramafish Studios, based in Kinlochleven, is a not-for profit arts hub for young people in South Lochaber. It is aimed at those who love drama and want to get involved with youth or community theatre. Costumes, props, equipment and all manner of theatre stuff can be borrowed by community groups, schools and individuals for a donation. There is also a rehearsal/club room, remote radio/film editing suite, kitchen, and storage. Dramafish also run workshops, classes and clubs in and out of the building.


Bright Productions are a friendly team of creative minds and practical skills who produce theatre, radio, music and adverts. The team work in partnership with organisations to bring their aims into the spotlight. Most of the team who work with Bright Productions volunteer with Dramafish Studios.

You Might Also Like

Frazer Coupland appointed Chair of The Highland Tourism Partnership

Planning on holidaying at home? Give hostelling a go!

SYHA’s Glasgow Metro youth hostel awarded 3 stars by VisitScotland

Sporting legend Gavin Hastings to inspire Lochaber at Ideas Week 2017

Amy Howerska, the one-woman voice machine, to headline Gilded Balloon’s new comedy night

The Cream of Enduro will rise to the top at Comrie Croft

Heroes take flight at the Edinburgh Fringe – aerial dance theatre and circus

A muckin’ great Audax, perfect for Cream o’ the Croft road cyclists

SYHA partners with Ayrshire College for valuable volunteer experience

Nevis Range to turn back the clock to 1989 to celebrate 30 years of adventure

Rob Deering, ‘The Finest Comedy Double Act’, to headline at Drygate Brewery

SYHA appoints Lois Marshall as Youth & Volunteer Engagement Manager

People are at the heart of SYHA Hostelling Scotland!

Big Biking October – two International bike events for the Outdoor Capital

Hot water on tap for Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

SYHA collaborates with Glasgow Caledonian University

SYHA Hostelling Scotland – building Scottish hostelling for the future

Haggis from Scotland’s first free-range Haggis farm goes on sale in Lochaber

Young people invited to collaborate in Muckin’ good summer festivals

Go Swim Loch Lomond – a new open water event for Scotland

Top award for World renowned Scottish landscape photographer, Colin Prior

Hostelling Scotland, a new brand identity unveiled

Two Scottish youth hostels celebrate landmark anniversaries

6’ 2” skinhead Gary Little to kick off Gilded Balloon Comedy at Drygate

Young heroes wanted for aerial dance workshops in the Easter holidays

New look Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, new era of hostelling in the Capital

Media Advisory – UK’s highest Shinty match to promote tourism in Lochaber

Scottish Climbing Instructor, Tim Miller, wins Youth Mountain Culture Award

Epic Halloween tale of ‘Ned vs Monster’ in the Outdoor Capital

Changing times at Nevis Range Mountain Experience!

Fort William – the perfect cruise destination

Outdoor Capital Activities and Attractions Expo open for tourism business

Keith Legge, CEO of SYHA Hostelling Scotland, steps down after 13 years

The Ultra Tour of Arran, a big draw for international adventure tourists

Fort William Mountain Festival 2021 goes Covid-19 safe

Are you hard enough to take on The Double Stalker?

Enduro riders, prepare yourselves for a Highland Clan battle!

SYHA opens new summer youth hostel in Edinburgh

Lochaber community is pulling together to give Nevis Range a lift after lockdown!

The new Pentland Trail Centre – The future for Edinburgh biking

Discover Scotland’s ‘Braw Buildings’ with Hostelling Scotland

Margo Paterson appointed as CEO of SYHA Hostelling Scotland

The ultimate runners’ sightseeing tour of Edinburgh returns

Run Scotland in two days with the new Ultra Tour of Arran

Dr Liz Cameron, Scotland’s voice of business, to headline women’s networking lunch

Marcel Lucont, easily the greatest UK-based French Comedian, to charm Glasgow

Award winning Blind Summit return to Edinburgh with Extreme Puppetry

Nevis Range is making it snow all season long!

New hydro scheme powers Scottish mountain resort

Run Scotland on The Ultra Tour of Arran

Fort William has all the Mòd cons

New European partnership to upskill adventure tourism in five countries

Horse McDonald to tour Careful, her acclaimed biographical play

Chris O’Brien appointed Destination Manager for the Outdoor Capital of the UK

Millburn Academy ensures a warm welcome to Inverness Youth Hostel

Nevis Range team up with Endura

Heroes tour Scotland – aerial acrobatics, dance theatre and contemporary circus

Route announcement confirmed for HSBC City Ride in Edinburgh

Noel Williams wins 2019 Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture

Entries open for SKI-AN-DURO, Scotland’s new ski and mountain bike Enduro

Danny MacAskill celebrates Edinburgh anniversary with Fringe debut at Circus Hub

Media Advisory – Images – The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Nevis Range and Trek renew commercial partnership for 2019/20

Scott Gibson brings a goldmine of comedy fodder to Drygate Brewery

Business Community Programme launched for Lochaber Ideas Week 2018

Nevis Range looks forward to reopening in July

Mark Nelson brings no-nonsense stand-up to Drygate Brewery

Nevis Range, Scotland’s highest snowsports destination, open for business

HESS, award winning one-man play about Rudolf Hess, goes on the road

Gilded Balloon offers top class comedy lineup for Drygate Brewery

Media Advisory – 500 runners to tame Edinburgh with the inaugural Ultra Tour

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival 2018 – The Long Road To Adventure

VisitScotland’s Lord Thurso to deliver The Charles Kennedy Memorial Lecture

Gilded Balloon is expanding into the New Town!

That’s Fife Festival Programme Announced

OCUK unveil their new branded gondola at Nevis Range

New Lochaber website aiming high

Danny MacAskill launches video, ‘Danny Daycare’. Best ‘uncle’ ever?

Paul Merton Visits SYHA’s Loch Ossian Hostel – Paul Merton’s Secret Stations

SKI-AN-DURO, a new ski and mountain bike Enduro for Scotland

300 Dutch adventurers to run, bike and kayak across Scotland

Start your Highland biking adventure at the new Nevis Range Bike School

Summer Youth Hostel Returns to Glasgow

Rob Cochrane wins 2019 Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture

‘Death Zone’ mountaineer, Nirmal Purja, to headline Fort William Mountain Festival 2020

Jura, the Border Collie, trains to become the first Ski Patrol rescue dog at Nevis Range

Lochaber Tourism Summit 2019, a must-attend event for Highland tourism businesses

Scott Gibson presents his Sunday Sessions at Gilded Balloon’s Basement

Celebrating 90 years of Scottish hostelling

Blind Summit to bring puppet ballet to LA’s Hollywood Bowl

Get your adventure challenge on with Project: Explore

#myoutdoorcapital – OCUK to put visitors firmly in the frame

Lochaber’s ‘Connect to Your Adventure’ digital marketing campaign, a huge success

Mind The Gap tackles learning disability and parenthood at the Fringe

Nevis Range and Trek announce a partnership for 2018/19

Coast to Coast – run, bike ride and kayak 105 miles across Scotland

DJ Grant Stott’s hit Fringe show Tales From Behind The Mic to tour Scotland

Nevis Range moving forward with interim CEO Rod Pashley

Youth development key to Edinburgh Central’s 10th Anniversary

Gravelfoyle – Gravel Cycling at the heart of Aberfoyle’s new tourism brand

Hostelling Scotland opens four summer youth hostels in 2018

Glen Nevis Youth Hostel re-opens after major redevelopment project

The Fort William Mountain Festival 2018 – Celebrate the great outdoors

Inverness Youth Hostel gets a fresh new look

Lochaber Tourism Day with Cal Mac – Debate, Engage, Network

Figurehead environmental campaigner, Dave Morris, wins top mountain award

Immerse yourself in Lochaber Ideas Week 2019

Hostelling Scotland to temporarily close Youth Hostel network

Josh Howie, former trainee Rabbi, brings cult-edge comedy to Glasgow

‘Connect To Your Adventure!’ – big success in just 7 weeks