BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2006We've left it here for reference.More information

13 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
Scotland on Film

BBC Homepage
Scotland
» Scottish History
Scotland on Film

film/radio clips

broadband player
by theme
by location
a to z

Forum

Newsletter

Tour

Site guide

Live Chats

Web Guide

Nation on Film

BBC History

 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
childhood - click here to return to the Film and Radio Clips menu page.
Clip Archive
large screen icon Video Clips
audio icon Radio Clips
Christmas (1937)
A film showing the delights of Christmas for children.
Christmas Party Video clip
Christmas Video clip
The Kids Disturb Santa Video clip
Opening Presents Video clip

Glasgow's Docklands (1956)
The working life of the docks of Glasgow.
Street Kids Video clip

Let Glasgow Flourish (1952-6)

A film showing the need for Glasgow’s redevelopment.
Playing in the Street Video clip

Learning For Living (1956)

Teaching methods in a junior secondary school.
Hobbies Video clip

A Lick and A Promise (1960)
Lovely film about a boy desperate for ice cream.
Boy Gets Ice Cream Video clip
Kids at Van Video clip
Telling Off Video clip

Jubilee No.5 (1990)
Sixty years of broadcasting from Edinburgh.
Children's Hour Band audio clip
Zoo Man audio clip

Scotland’s Home Service (1998)
A collection of the best of 75 years of Scottish broadcasting.
Children's Hour audio clip
Down at the Mains audio clip
Tammy Troot audio clip

Scotland’s Century (1999)
Scots give their memories of events of the last century.
Child Safety audio clip
Games Remembered audio clip
Loss of Innocence audio clip
Memories of Children’s TV audio clip
Pocket Money audio clip
Safe Playdays audio clip
When Toys Were Free audio clip

Scotland on Film (2002)
Interviewees from the TV programme share memories of Scotland.
Jim Kane - Christmas Video clip
Elspeth Beaton - Childhood Video clip
Owen McAllister - Childhood Video clip
Phyllis Herriot - Singing Games Video clip
Phyllis Herriot - Street Games Video clip

St. Kilda: Odyssey (1980)
From a radio series looking back at island life before the evacuation.

Children Hunting for Birds audio clip


Winter in Scotland
(1960c)
One of a series of films of the seasons in Scotland.

Winter Video clip
Century of Schooling
Child's Life
Forum
Elizabeth Bell from Adelaide, South Australia. Childhood Games in 1940s Edinburgh.
My favourite games were peevers, skipping with lots of other 'lassies' especially when big enough and skilled enough to do 'one no miss'! Hide and seek in the tenement buildings was also good fun although some of the tenants were not amused at the sometimes racket. A-leave-oi (spelling?) was also good especially as we had to run down a hill to the main road to find the set object to be found and rush back up before the others disappeared into said tenement buildings. This was way back in 1939 to 1948. There seems to be so much traffic through my old street now, according to photos, that such games could be a bit dangerous.


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy