AN exclusive screening of Sir Jackie Stewart’s new documentary is coming to Edinburgh – and will raise money for charity at the same time.

The film, STEWART, will be shown in the Everyman Cinema in St James Quarter on June 15.

Proceeds for the films screening will go to benefit the racing legend's own charity Race Against Dementia.

The feature-length documentary makes use of restored archive footage and previously unseen clips.

The weekend following this special showing the three-time world champion will attend the first-ever Sir Jackie Stewart Classic at Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders, June 18 and 19.

The event features an award-winning car show, memorabilia from the driver's legendary career – including his Formula One cars – and live motorsport action.

A spokesperson for the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic described the documentary as “an immersive, colourful and powerfully emotive film, STEWART transcends motorsport to explore universal themes of love, loss and human vulnerability.”

They said: “STEWART charts the rush of excitement that heralded Sir Jackie’s first Formula One World Championship title in 1969, his humble beginnings outside Glasgow and the darker years of the early 1970s when he fought to improve racing safety.”

Prior to his first world championship, Stewart was involved in a major crash that saw his fuel tanks rupture, spilling fuel over the driver's cockpit, while his leg was trapped by his steering column.

In the aftermath, Stewart became an advocate for safety across the Grand Prix, wanting to leave the sport safer than he found it – when his emergency vehicle had been a flatbed truck and his first-aid centre strewn with cigarette butts.

Proceeds from the exclusive event will go towards Race Against Dementia, which aims to support the funding of research into a condition that affects 50 million people globally.

Stewart's own wife Helen suffers from frontotemporal dementia and was diagnosed in 2016 by the Mayo Clinic.

Race Against Dementia was established in 2018, as Helen’s health deteriarated to the point that she requires daily support, with limited mobility and impaired short-term memory.

The charity hopes to utilise funds raised and Formula 1’s ingenuity to help support further research.

"The Flying Scot" will be on hand for the June 15 screening, discussing his life and family alongside his son and producer on the film Mark Stewart.

Tickets for both general admission and sponsorship opportunities are now available.