The inaugural Flow Photography Festival took place in September 2017. Its theme was ‘People and Place’. The Festival launched at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, which hosted several galleries of photographs from internationally acclaimed and award winning photographers from Iceland, Finland, Scotland and Norway. There was a series of concurrent events throughout the North of Scotland and the larger collections are on tour in 2018. In Inverness there was a Small Walls feature with shops and cafes hosting everything from single photographs to small galleries. In addition there was a film festival dedicated to photography at Eden Court Theatre, workshops and trade events. An ‘Open’ Flow competition took place inviting photographers to submit work based on the festival theme. The best photographs were exhibited at the Highland Print Studio during the Festival. This unique Festival extended to locations throughout the Highlands & Islands including premier venues such as An Lanntair in Stornoway and the Sawyer Gallery at Inverewe House.