Made on Our Land – Port Ellen

Join curator Shona Thomson for a fascinating look at the rural lives, landscapes and culture of Scotland on the big screen with a unique selection of Scottish and local archive films from the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. As well as national films including a post-war plea to dissuade Highlanders planning to emigrate to the city, the programme features holidaymakers capturing the beauty of Islay’s villages, scenery and distilleries in the 1960s and 1970s. The screening will be followed by an informal blether with specialists in local history, archives and Scotland’s proud rural cinemagoing heritage. On tour across Scotland, Made on Our Land (here:

All seating is unreserved. If there is a particular area of the auditorium that you like to sit in, then please arrive in good time.

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Adults £9, Concessions £6.50

Concessions are available for: 15-and-under, 16 to 25, Students, 60 and over, Disabled and Claimants.

All under 14 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or 21+ year old guardian at screenings starting after 8:00pm.

Any remaining tickets not sold online are made available on the door 30 mins prior to performance, on a first come first served basis.

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