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Cumbernauld - Town for Tomorrow (1970)
The development of Cumbernauld.

The Birth of Cumbernauld Video Clip
Cumbernauld’s New Life Video Clip
Pedestrian Planning Video Clip
Town Planning in Cumbernauld Video Clip
Why New Towns? Video Clip

A tour around Edinburgh of the 1960s.

A Tale of Two Cities. Video Clip

Edinburgh Slums (1961)
An exploration of the sub-standard housing in Edinburgh tenements in the early sixties.

Slums Video Clip

The Future of Scotland (1948)
An optimistic film describing post-war Scotland.

Housing Problems Video Clip

Glasgow Today and Tomorrow (1949)

The Corporation's futuristic plans for the city's development.

Glasgow's Housing Video Clip
Glasgow's Roads Video Clip

KH-4 (1960s)
An interesting film showing Glasgow’s regeneration.

New Highrise Video Clip

Livingston - Town for the Lothians
A film made to promote the New Town of Livingston.

Industrial housing. Video Clip

Let Glasgow Flourish (1952-6)
A film showing the need for Glasgow’s redevelopment.

The Gorbals Video Clip

Made In Kirkcaldy (1960s)
Kirkcaldy Cine Club investigates modern life in the "Lang Toun".
A New Life Video Clip

Ministry of Information Trailers (1943)
Government appeals for help with the war effort.
House Programme Video Clip

New Day
A promotional film about life in Glenrothes New Town.
Fife's New History - Glenrothes Video Clip
Glenrothes is Born Video Clip

Past Lives (2003)
Radio Scotland's history features programme.

Easterhouse audio clip

People's Story (1988)

Memories of Scottish life in 1938.

New Houses audio clip
Suburban Living audio clip
Places or People (1975)
Improvements to inner city Glasgow.

New Back Courts Video Clip
Possil Improvements Video Clip
Possil Murals Video Clip

Progress Report No. 2 (1948)

A Glasgow Corporation film about housing developments.

Moving to Pollok Video Clip
Pollok Amenities Video Clip

Scotland on Film (2002)
Interviewees from the TV programme share memories of Scotland.

Deirdre Grant - Glenrothes Video Clip
Milly Gray - City of Contrasts Video Clip
Immigration and Emigration
New Towns and Peripheral Housing
New Ideas and New Technology

Dave from Largs. New Towns in the 1970s. First time I visited Cumbernauld was around 1972. We had friends who stayed there in a brand new flat. At that time we thought they are so lucky staying there, everything on hand, local shops, schools etc. Modern. Next year I got married (yes, 1973 was a great year). Being a Paisley lad we stayed local for a while, then in 1981 we moved to Abronhill. At first I did not like the house from outside but once inside I totally loved it. Everything was so handy for us as we had a little two year old with us and he loved to play around the local pathways on his bike.

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