Made by the Sea

A Kind of Seeing presents a new live touring cinema event offering a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas through unique selections of archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

Screenings will include films local to each venue introduced by curator Shona Thomson and complemented by a post-show ‘blether’ with filmmakers, local historians and archivists. Touring to key coastal communities, venues include Scotland’s mobile cinema Screen Machine, Johnshaven Fish Festival, and the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy.

Made by the Sea tour website:


Castlebay, Isle of Barra

Come along to this special event in the newly refurbished Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema.  Alongside films of Scottish coastal life from as early as 1908 will be perspectives on the islands from songhunters to the people’s historian and television legend Tom Weir. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with special guests connected to the films.

Wednesday 13 September, 5.30pm