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29 October 2014
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Scotland on Film Newsletter

This information relates to previous series of Scotland on Film, which is not currently on air.

Scotland's Century
Scotland's Century Listen to a range of Scottish voices from the classic radio series Scotland's Century. From comments on a segregated education and thoughts on the lives of pedlars, all human life is here in these engaging clips.

The Big Mill
The Big MillInvestigate life on the factory floor at the steel mill works in Ravenscraig and Gartcosh. From the establishment of the factory to working in the smelting bath, Scotland's dynamic steel industry of the past is revealed in this 1963 classic.

Memories of school days in Colston and Dundee have been shared on the Forum this month. People have also been remembering Bran the Cat and getting misty-eyed about the holiday chalets in Burntisland.

If you have any written memories or personal memoirs which you would like to add to our archive, why not drop us a line at: to discuss how you can add to Scotland's living memory book?

The Scotland on Film series kicks off with a look at Glasgow and Lanarkshire, investigating the people who have chosen to settle in the region. Watch clips of one of the contributors to the show, the Scotland on Filmwell-known Glaswegian Bashir Maan, sharing his first impressions of the city in the 1950s. The series will be continuing with a journey through the Highlands and Islands. Visit the site to view more exclusive clips from the programmes contributors and to watch some of the cream of vintage film archive from the BBC and the Scottish Screen Archive.

Plus, watch out for detailed information about the forthcoming Scotland on Film tour. The Scotland on Film web team will be coming to a town near you to show you the wealth of rich material on the site and showing you how to use the forum. We’ll be hitting the road in March so do come along to the events and say hello. The first event is at the Ettrick Riverside in Selkirk on Wednesday 8th March. More details coming soon!
If there are any specific parts of the Scotland On Film TV series you'd like to see on the website, either email or write to the address below.

Why not pay a visit to our other History sites? If you're interested in uncovering the details of your Scottish ancestry, then Scottish Roots is the place to start. On This Day provides a daily breakdown of events, large and small, in our country's history whilst In Search of Scotland provides a more comprehensive guide to Scottish History from the days of brochs to the present day. Consult the nationwide BBC History site Legacies for in-depth features on many intriguing aspects of Scottish heritage and culture, from the influence of the Low Countries on the architecture in Fife to the tale of the Brahan Seer.

All of these BBC Scotland history sites can be accessed at the Scottish History Portal:

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