Made on Our Land is a Scottish tour of archive film screenings from the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders.

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Part of BFI Britain on Film


The Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland holds a rich variety of representations of Scottish life from the past 120 years.  Growing from the success of the urban tour Made in My Toun, Made on Our Land is a seven-date tour exploring the rural lives and landscapes of Scotland.  Join curator Shona Thomson for these unique selections of films about Scotland and the place where the event is taking place, with live commentary and performance.  Made on Our Land invokes the spirit of Scotland’s strong rural cinemagoing traditions: touring to venues like Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine and community venues in the Film Mobile Scotland network.  See more in the Partners section.

Screenings will be complemented by a post-event ‘blether’ with special guests: performers, specialists in local history, archives and Scotland’s proud rural cinemagoing heritage.

See Made on Our Land at one of the participating tour locations:

BRODICK, Arran // LINICLATE, Benbecula // ABOYNE, Aberdeenshire // LOCHINVER, Assynt // PORT ELLEN, Islay // CASTLE DOUGLAS, Dumfries & Galloway // PEEBLES, Scottish Borders

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Made on Our Land is part of Britain on Film, a major project from the BFI National Archive, Regional and National Archives and rights holders from across the UK that reveals new and unseen stories of our lives through the history of film. Unlocking the UK’s film and TV history – our national collection, much of it previously unseen – the season will open up our local histories and provide unprecedented online access to our screen heritage. As part of a major programme of digitisation, which started in 2012 and continues until the end of 2017, Britain on Film offers ways to discover, explore and engage with the newly digitised films. Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.



Curator & Tour Producer: Shona Thomson at A Kind of Seeing

Project delivery partner: Film Hub Scotland

Funding: Part of Britain on Film, a project supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery

Thanks to all our lovely tour venues and our special guests!

Images courtesy: The National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive // Film Hub Scotland // Erika Stevenson Photography // National Museums Scotland

Tour design: Snowball Design