This film is part of Free
Heart of a People - Scottish Festival
Take in the length and breadth of majestic Scotland in this vibrant amateur travelogue
Amateur film 1947 17 mins
This whistle-stop tour of the length and breadth of Scotland, filmed in glorious Kodachrome, takes in its majestic cities, proud industrial heritage, breathtaking landscapes and rich folk traditions. Beginning just across the English border in the Cheviot hills, the journey continues along the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh for the first festival, through the industrial heartland of Clydeside and on to the Highlands. There are stops on the way to see traditional dancing ("who can resist the swing of the kilt?"), the Musselburgh carnival and the red gowns of the students of historic St Andrews.
Scotland Trip 1939 - Part 2
Amateur film 1939 18 mins Location: Edinburgh
This Scottish home movie takes in the delights of Edinburgh Zoo and picturesque Helensburgh on the Firth of Clyde.
County of Northumberland
Amateur film 1963 19 mins Location: Holy Island
The toe-dipping delights and tranquillity of the Northumbrian Riviera and beyond.
Dollarbeg (Part 2)
Amateur film 1936 13 mins Location: Dollarbeg
Continuation of an amateur film capturing a family holiday in Dollarbeg Castle, including trips to Stirling and Edinburgh.
Documentary 1936 24 mins Location: Euston Sta
The flagship of the GPO Film Unit's output and a cornerstone of British documentary, featuring music by Benjamin Britten and the verse of W.H. Auden.
Non-Fiction 1925 1 mins Location: Edinburgh
A short report on the winners of the marathon and sprint in Edinburgh - now known as the New Year Sprint
Metro: The Way Ahead
Promotional 1984 27 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
The fast track to an ambitious new Metro system that ends commuter misery on Tyneside in the 80s.
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Public Information Filler 1963 1 mins
Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party
Shiraz: A Romance of India
Historical drama 1928 106 mins
This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.
Building the 3rd Orpington Boy Scout Group Headquarters
Amateur film 1965 9 mins Location: Orpington
Follow construction of the new Scout Hall, from breaking ground to the finishing touch - the mounting of a moose head!
National Scoutcar Racing in Brighton
Amateur film 1967 3 mins Location: Brighton
Homemade go-karts of all colours, shapes and sizes can be seen haring along Madeira Drive in Brighton, as Scouts compete for first place.
Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Location: Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Fete at Erith
Amateur film 1979 3 mins Location: Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.