Liniclate // 7 August

Examining the role of the military in Scotland’s highland and island communities…

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Sunday 7 August // 2pm

Screen Machine, Car Park, Dark Island Hotel, Isle of Benbecula HS7 5PJ // How to get here

Made on Our Land: Liniclate is a screening of rare films from the archives exploring the rural lives and landscapes of Scotland and Benbecula, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about the films being screened and the roots of our strong tradition of rural cinemagoing.

As well as national films including a post-war plea to dissuade Highlanders planning to emigrate to the city, the programme features a 1961 BBC documentary recording local community reactions to the then new Royal Artillery Guided Weapons Range as well as extracts from a holidaymaker’s extensive portrait of South Uist.

On tour from the Outer Hebrides to the Scottish Borders, Made on Our Land is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson as she unearths some celluloid gems from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. Event duration: 90 mins approx.

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