New Exhibition: Going to the Pictures in Scotland


Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the Cinema, is a new exhibition that runs at the National Library of Scotland between 15 June and 28 October.

The title refers to the many images of Scotland and its people that have been presented through a wealth of feature films and documentaries, made by or about the Scots, dating back as far as 1895. That was the year when American inventor and scientist Thomas Edison gave us the earliest surviving representation of Scottishness on film, a dramatic (and short!) reconstruction of the execution of Mary Queen of Scots.

Clips from many of the films will be shown at the exhibition, which will also highlight the range and scale of the more than one thousand cinema buildings that could once be found in every city, town and village across Scotland.

Further information can be found on the NLS website.

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