Still image taken from the film 'A Family Business'. Avie Luthra, 1993. Courtesy Avie Luthra.

Scottish South Asian Voices in Broadcasting

Over the last six months as an intern at the National Library of Scotland, I have undertaken the project ‘Scottish South Asians in Broadcasting’. This project draws on the Library’s vast collections, particularly the Moving Image Archive and Sound Collections, to identify underrepresented stories relating to the South Asian contribution to broadcasting in Scotland. The […]

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Image of Isobel Wylie Hutchison's 'The Scribbler' - a magazine made for her family and friends

A Natural Treasure

Isobel Wylie Hutchison features in our ‘Treasures of the National Library of Scotland’ exhibition. Her diaries, manuscripts, photographs, artwork and film all reveal a woman who loved to travel, but also one whose connection with the outdoors was important: I had heard the call of the wild, on star-lit nights under the Northern Lights. I […]

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Ovid. Le Metamorfosi de Ouidio. In Vin: Presso Bern Giunti, 1584. (Shelfmark: Nha.G158)

Changing gender in Metamorphoses

Ovid’s Metamorphoses has almost 12,000 lines and covers over two hundred and fifty Greek Myths. As the name suggests each of these myths involves some kind of transformation for the characters within it. Some of these transformations are from mortal to immortal, from human to animal and from human to plant, as well as a variety […]

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Still from Funny Kinda Guy (2005)

Funny Kinda Guy

At the Library’s moving image collections at Kelvin Hall,  we have the real hidden gem that is ‘Funny Kinda Guy’ (2005), which we are screening for this year’s LGBT History Month: Blurring Borders – A World in Motion. This touching and musical feature-length documentary, directed by Travis Reeves, follows musician Simon de Voil through the […]

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