Still from 'A DEESIDE INDUSTRY' (1965)

What about the Workers? Labour History Archive Collections at the Library

If you request an item from the Library’s archive and manuscript collections or stream a film through our website, chances are you’ll come into contact with the history of Scottish working people. Whether it’s the crafting of materials for medieval manuscript illuminations, ledgers documenting the work of crofters, plans used by the builders of Scotland’s […]

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Have yourself a very cine Christmas – the power of Frank Marshall’s family films

Only two more sleeps!   As children across the land excitedly prepare for Christmas, we unwrap some festive films in the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive.  Not only made for fun and entertainment, they also offer evidence of a thriving amateur film-making culture and an emotionally charged record of Scotland’s past. Here are four […]

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