Tain // 7 October
Rural customs and parading down the streets of Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh…
Seaboard Memorial Hall, East Street, Balintore, Tain IV19 1DX // Tickets on sale soon
Made on Our Land: Tain is a screening of rare films from the archives exploring the rural lives and landscapes of Scotland and Tain, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about the films being screened and the roots of our strong tradition of rural cinemagoing.
Rural customs are strong in this programme with films about the long-running Tain Carnival opening up a fascinating insight into the town’s society in the 1930s and 1940s. Take a turn through familiar streets and witness the stately processions of the Carnival Queen alongside some weird and wonderful costumes.
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.