Ayr // 20 January
A view from the Bridge… “Sun and sand: a wealth of new pleasures.”
Ayr Film Society, Ayr Town Hall, New Bridge Street, Ayr KA7 1JX
Ayr in full 1960s colour is one of the films in this programme, alongside prewar ambitions for Scotland’s heavy industries and the Central Belt’s new towns. The Royal Burgh has always had a healthy respect for its key role in the nation’s cultural and equine heritage. This has supported the town to grow well beyond the 20th century version on screen. Honest men and bonnie lasses are welcome – as is everyone! – to join in the post-show conversation about how this renaissance bears up to a glorious past.
Made in My Toun is a screening of rare films from the archives telling the story of urban growth across Scotland, followed by a panel discussion – or ‘blether’ – about re-presenting our towns and cities on the big screen. On tour from Ayr to Aberdeen, Made in My Toun is part of the BFI Britain on Film project: making thousands of newly digitised film and TV titles from archives across the UK available to view online. Join curator Shona Thomson in celebrating the ‘touns’ that have changed the face of Scotland.