Man standing on biplane in flight

Sausages, steam trains and biplanes : Showcasing 100 years of Scotland on film

Most people when they think of films probably think of the latest blockbusters showing at the cinema; fantastic stories far removed from everyday life, and rarely showing anything of Scotland.  What many people don’t realise is that for four decades the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive has been collecting and preserving all kinds […]

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The lost library

(Photo credit: Westholme Publishing. Image above shows an old wooden library card catalogue drawer with the title of the book, The lost library, and the author’s name, Walter Mehring, written on the drawer) Born in Berlin at the end of the nineteenth century, Walter Mehring inherited both his father’s respect for the power of literature and […]

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