Going to the Pictures – I know where I’m going!

One of the great things about working on our summer exhibition Going to the Pictures: Scotland at the cinema was the chance to look again at some of the classic films set in Scotland – as well as to pick the best clips!


In a wet Scottish summer it seems appropriate to take another look at the Michael Powell-Emeric Pressburger 1945 favourite – I know where I’m going! For those of you not yet familiar with this magical Celtic romance the film tells the story of Wendy Hiller’s trip to the west coast of Scotland to marry a millionaire. The weather intervenes, she is stranded on Mull, and finds a husband right enough, but not the one she is expecting.

Much admired by film-makers Martin Scorsese and Mark Cousins, I know where I’m going! is the sort of film that inspires love and devotion – and pilgrims to Tobermory and other Mull locations. We have a short clip from the film in our exhibition – the scene where Wendy Hiller is introduced to the eccentric household of the lady laird on Mull, complete with eagle and wolfhounds- as well as the 1946 “film of the book”.

Audiences in Glasgow have the chance to take the trip to the islands this week where I know where I’m going! is showing at the Glasgow Film Theatre on Thursday 12 July. GFT has got a wonderful clip on their website- five minutes long!