THE trailer for the much-anticipated film adaptation of the best-selling Scots memoir The Outrun has been released.

Amy Liptrot’s 2016 memoir, which documents her experience of recovering from alcoholism in her childhood home of Orkney, received backing for a film version back in 2022.

Earlier this year the film, which stars Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival.

One critic hailed Ronan’s performance as “Oscar worthy” while another said the film was “a stirring reminder of the human capacity to regroup, to accept a bitter past and anticipate a better future”.

Liptrot wrote the screenplay alongside director Nora Fingscheidt, with the filming taking place in Orkney in 2022.

The trailer intersperses scenes of Orkney with Liptrot’s previously chaotic lifestyle in London, with Ronan narrating: “There is only so much height a wave can sustain before it comes crashing down”.

It is set for release in cinemas on September 27.