The sea is the star of new picture show
Scotland’s coastal communities will take a starring role in Made by the Sea, the latest outing of A Kind of Seeing’s touring programme.
From high drama on the fishing boats to popular seaside destinations, the sea has an important part to play in Scotland’s national moving image collection.
Featuring archive films from as early as 1908 on the big screen, the Made by the Sea tour opened with a live screening at Portsoy Salmon Bothy as part of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival before travelling to five seaside venues across Scotland during the summer: Ullapool, Tobermory, Johnshaven, Thurso, and Castlebay on the Isle of Barra.
Hosted by Shona Thomson, each event will offer the opportunity for an informal post-screening blether with local historians and special guests connected to the films.
Tour producer, Shona Thomson of A Kind of Seeing said: ‘From warships sailing into 1950s Ullapool to the important work of the RNLI lifeboats in the treacherous Pentland Firth, portrayals of life on and near the sea have often been dramatic.
‘But Made by the Sea audiences can expect the lighter side too, with fabulous seaside holidays on the West coast and television’s legendary wanderer Tom Weir exploring the island of Vatersay near Barra.’
Following the success of the 2016 rural tour Made on Our Land, A Kind of Seeing is again partnering with Regional Screen Scotland to present three of the Made by the Sea screenings in the newly-refurbished Screen Machine, Scotland’s mobile cinema in the Highlands and Islands.
The screen machine visits Tobermory on Tuesday August 1, and Castlebay on Barra on September 13, with both showings starting at 5:30pm. For more details visit www.madebythesea.net
Ullapool harbour in the 1950s
Cockle-picking in Castelbay in the 1930s
Tobermory ferry terminal in 1930s