Made in My Toun is a Scotland-wide tour of archive film screenings featuring special guests exploring what our towns and cities mean to us today. Tweets via #MadeinMyToun

Part of BFI Britain on Film, a major digitisation project unlocking the UK’s film history…


The Moving Image Archive of the National Library of Scotland holds a rich variety of representations of urban life from the past 120 years.  On each stop of the eight-date tour, Made in My Toun will screen a unique selection of rare films from the Archive about Scotland and the toun where the event is taking place.  Join curator Shona Thomson (formerly producer of the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in Bo’ness) for a fascinating look at how Scotland’s touns have been portrayed on the big screen since the early 1900s.

Screenings will be complemented by a post-event ‘blether’ with special guests: local and archive filmmakers, experts in urban studies, and the people who live in the towns and cities being re-presented on the big screen – all of us!

See Made in My Toun at one of the participating tour venues:

Macrobert Arts Centre, STIRLING // Inverness Film Festival, Eden Court, INVERNESS // Dundee Contemporary Arts, DUNDEE // Belmont Filmhouse, ABERDEEN // The New Picture House, ST ANDREWS // Waterfront Cinema, GREENOCK // Howden Park Centre, LIVINGSTON // Ayr Film Society, Ayr Town Hall, AYR

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Made in My Toun is part of Britain on Film, a major project from the BFI National Archive, Regional and National Archives and rights holders from across the UK that reveals new and unseen stories of our lives through the history of film. Unlocking the UK’s film and TV history – our national collection, much of it previously unseen – the season will open up our local histories and provide unprecedented online access to our screen heritage. As part of a major programme of digitisation, which started in 2012 and continues until the end of 2017, Britain on Film offers ways to discover, explore and engage with the newly digitised films. Britain on Film is supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery.



Curator & Tour Producer: Shona Thomson at A Kind of Seeing

Project delivery partner: Film Hub Scotland

Funding: Part of Britain on Film, a project supported by Unlocking Film Heritage awarding funds from The National Lottery

Thanks to all our lovely tour venues and our special guests!

Images courtesy: The National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive // Film Hub Scotland

Tour design: Snowball Design

Website consultancy: Ast & Red