Scottish Genealogy

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Scottish Archive looking for your old family movies...

The Scottish Screen Archive has a remarkable collection of film and video documenting the social and cultural history of Scotland over the past 100 years and more.

Their films cover much of 20th-century Scottish social, cultural and industrial history as well as giving rare glimpses into the lives of ordinary Scots across the generations.

Now they are looking for help with their latest project: Specifically they are asking for donations of films shot between 1970 and 2010 including those from:

Video workshops, Community groups, Action groups, Cine / video clubs, Promotional films for local industries / charities / tourism, Sport and leisure, Footage depicting significant changes in local communities, Special local community events – e.g. gala days, millennium celebrations and more...

An additional project is seeking evidence of children using film technology and they are looking for material from those
  • who made their own movies as a child
  • who were part of a group that ran video workshops for children
  • who participated as a child in movie making during the 1970s-2000.
Contributing to the archival collections could mean helping to create an invaluable resource for future generations who may look back in 50 or 100 years or more and ask what our lives were like now.  So if you have some old cine-film lying around the house, now might be the time to dig it out.

Find out more at the Scottish Screen Archive website.

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