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Screen Machine featured on German TV programme

Earlier in 2017, a German TV crew spent some time on the Western Isles to record a travel programme for German television. Guess what? It features Screen Machine, our very own Neil MacDonald, some of our Barra customers, and it was broadcast on German national TV on...

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London Film Festival: four of my favourites

Harriet Warman reports on this year's London Film Festival. Earlier this month I attended the 61st BFI London Film Festival, keen to discover some exciting films that usually don’t see distribution outside of the festival circuit, alongside some of the most...

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Introducing Harriet Warman

Harriet Warman is the newest member of our team. Find out more about her here. As a child, I was pretty upset when the TV was turned off. They captivated me, those moving images and sounds - a world that looked similar but different to the one I inhabited - and I...

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When is a children’s film not a children’s film?

This blog was first published in January 2017 Robert Livingston reflects on film classifications and what they really mean. In the last month I’ve been to see two new films, both rated 12A by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), and both likely to be...

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A fully refreshed Screen Machine: what you can expect

Why a refit? This Screen Machine, the second to bear the name, was launched in 2005 and has been in continuous operation ever since, except for breaks over Christmas, and a biennial maintenance visit to the fabricators, Toutenkamion, in France. In those 12 years the...

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Screen Machine and Regional Screen Scotland: a brief history

Screen Machine and Regional Screen Scotland: a brief history The idea of a wholly self-contained mobile cinema originated in France. In 1995 the Highlands were invited to be part of a UK study into the possible transfer from France of the Cinemobile model, as it was...

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