Matt Hulse's 'Dummy Jim' Project, project support grant for filming and event in the BBAF area

In May 1951 a profoundly deaf 28 year old Scotsman called James Duthie – known to his local community as ‘Dummy Jim’ – cycled solo on a return trip from the small fishing town of Cairnbulg in the north east of Scotland to the Arctic Circle.

The journey of over 3000 miles took three months and was managed on a budget of just £12.

The funds will be used to help meet the cost of a special event in the Cairnbulg & Inverllochy area which will be a focus for the film and book project by Matt Hulse about local man James Duthie.

We are hoping to hold the special event on May 7th as that weekend has special significance for the project - Saturday 7th will be the 60th anniversary of when James first set out on this trip to the Arctic Circle and Sunday 8th was James's birthday. In terms of the wider project, we are scheduled to complete the film and book by August 2011.