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29 October 2014
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Welcome to the Scotland on Film website

Scotland on Film Road Shows

Agnes Leask, a contributor to the Scotland on Film TV show In the Spring of 2006 the web team of Scotland on Film at BBC Scotland took to the road once more to show you how to get the most out of the website. The web team paid visits to the following towns across Scotland: Selkirk, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Kirkwall and Wishaw.

We met many people with an interest in Scottish history, traditions and culture. And we gathered invaluable memories from a century of great change.

Still from The BBC Scotland on Film web team had taken to the road previously in May 2004 to demonstrate the cream of the website. This leg of the tour saw the team visiting libraries and learning centres in Largs, Dumfries, Galashiels, and Kirkcaldy.

The presentations were designed to illustrate the living archive of the Scotland on Film website. One of the main intentions of the tour was to entice new users onto the site. We also wanted to demonstrate just how many excellent archive clips are available at your fingertips and what you can learn aboutScotland on Film Tour your area.

On our tours members of the public were taken on a sentimental journey through the 20th century with demonstrations of how to access the incredible footage held on the Scotland on Film site, from Scottish Screen Archive and the extensive archives of the BBC.

People also listened to some very poignant audio material from Radio Scotland’s past, and we showed members of the public just how easy it is to add memories to our lively Forum.

The story of 20th century Scotland is building day-by-day on the Forum through the many personal histories which are being sent in to us. The tour helped to consolidate this, and indeed many people gave us their anecdotes and memories which have been added to the site and to the Forum.

On the tours a number of local history groups attended the shows and many indivScotland on Film Touriduals gained an insight into the broad range of subjects which make up Scotland on Film. We showed people how to use the media archive to locate film and radio clips about particular areas, and how to use the website to investigate themes of interest.

Many personal testaments from the public were received and we were also rewarded with some fascinating films of aspects of Scottish life from around the country.


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