Made On Our Land – Highlands

MADE ON OUR LAND – Highlands

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.



Made on Our Land: Lost Treasure at Lochinver

Thursday 25 August, 7pm

Screen Machine, Harbour Area, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27

Join curator Shona Thomson for Made on Our Land: Lost Treasure at Lochinver, a special archive film screening with live music in partnership with Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF) as part of a Scotland-wide tour looking at the rural lives, landscapes and culture of Scotland on the big screen: Made on Our Land.

For the prestigious opening night event in March this year, GSFF commissioned a new audio-visual re-working for the 60th anniversary of a lost archive film the majority of which was shot in Assynt. In 1956, a socialist filmmaking collective embarked on an ambitious project documenting rural depopulation in Caithness and Sutherland which was never completed. LOST TREASURE is a beautifully atmospheric performance responding to the abandoned film: assembled by filmmaker Minttu Mäntynen and accompanied live by renowned musicians Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and Hamish Brown (Swimmer One). The screening will be followed by an informal blether with the performers about the land use issues raised in the film still pertinent today.

With thanks to The Royal Bank of Scotland and the Edinburgh Sutherland Association whose additional support has enabled this special event to happen.

Made on Our Land: Tain

Friday 7 October, 7pm

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.