29 May 2013

The Scottish Screen Archive - over 100 years of Scottish history

'Seawards the Great Ships' film
© Scottish Screen Archive/NLS
The Scottish Screen Archive is a film and video collection of over 100 years of Scotland's history.

It was set up in 1976 to protect and provide access to Scotland's moving image heritage, and has been based at the National Library of Scotland, since 1 April 2007. 

The archive reflects:
  • 20th-century Scottish social, cultural and industrial history 
  • the lives of ordinary Scots across the generations 
  • the achievements of Scottish film-makers in the craft of film production
The archive houses more than 32,000 items, mostly non-fiction, including:
  • documentaries 
  • newsreels
  • educational material
  • television and public information films
  • industrial material
  • advertising and promotional material
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