Films

Here are some films showcasing engagement with Scotland’s rich audio heritage.

CONNECTING SCOTLAND’S SOUNDS PROJECT FILM

Look back over this two-year project, which aimed to help people preserve and connect with Scotland’s archive sound recordings. From podcast-making on Orkney to print-making in Hawick and from cataloguing conversations in Dundee to digitisation training in Edinburgh, 2016 and 2017 saw lots of people enjoying and learning more about audio collections across Scotland.

FUAIM NA MARA/the SOUND OF THE SEA

National Trust for Scotland archivist Fiona Mackenzie and musician Yvonne Lyon led workshops with the Isle of Canna community to create new music tracks inspired by archive sound recordings from the Canna Collection. These are shared in the Canna Pier waiting room within a series of 8 films created using archive footage and sounds alongside new tracks composed by musician in residence Yvonne Lyon.

SOUNDING BORDERS – AN AWFUL LOT OF CHANGES

Borders Youth Theatre (BYT) Selkirk created this film in collaboration with VOMO in spring 2017. It was inspired by an interview with Jenny Corbett recorded as part of the Borders Memory Bank project in December 1999 when Mrs Corbett was aged 96. The BYT workshops took place as part of the Sounding Borders project organised by Live Borders Archives, Scran and Connecting Scotland’s Sounds to encourage creative responses to archive recordings of spoken memories.

UNHEARD OF PROJECT

Another of the Connecting Scotland’s Sounds projects involved communities across Scotland creating podcasts in response to archive recordings. The project involved collections from Timespan in Helmsdale, Glasgow City ARchives, Fife Archives and Orkney Library and Archives. It was led by Media Education; here’s a peek behind the scenes.