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An unique Scottish film archive tour is visiting Castlebay this week.


Made by the Sea features a selection of local archive clips from Barra and Vatersay, including 1920's song-hunters from the island.


Also shown is television’s legendary wanderer Tom Weir exploring the island of Vatersay.
















The cinema tour is a fascinating big screen presentation of life on Scotland’s coasts and seas with historic film from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.


The 90 minute screening will be followed by an informal blether with with local historians and special guests, encouraging the audience to share their own memories


On tour across Scotland, Made by the Sea is part of the BFI Britain on Film project which is digitising thousands of reels of film and TV titles.

The film starts at 5.30pm on Wednesday at the Screen Machine at Castlebay pier.


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Cockle picking on Barra in the 1930s - National Library of Scotland

Kisimul Castle in the 30s - National Library of Scotland

Cinema tour screens historic film footage of Barra and Vatersay  

12 Sept 2017