The sea is the star of new pic­ture show

The Oban Times - - Leisure -

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

Her­ring drifter

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