Scotland’s Coastal Communities Take a Starring Role

By Angie Jennings 9 months agoNo Comments
Ullapool - Aerial shot from 1950s

Mesmerising and evocative archive films will soon be touring to Scotland’s coastal communities.

It’s the latest outing of A Kind of Seeing’s hugely popular touring programme, Made by the Sea.

Castlebay - Kishmul Castle in 1930s

Castlebay – Kishmul Castle in 1930s


From Ullapool to the Isle of Barra the tour brings archive films to coastal communities where the footage was originally shot and is still relevant today. From warships sailing into 1950s Ullapool to the important work of the RNLI lifeboats in the treacherous Pentland Firth, portrayals of life on and near the sea have often been dramatic.  But Made by the Sea audiences can expect the lighter side too, with fabulous seaside holidays on the West coast and television’s legendary wanderer Tom Weir exploring the island of Vatersay near Barra.

Castlebay - Cocklepicking in 1930s

Castlebay – Cocklepicking in 1930s


Made by the Sea tour dates

PORTSOY – 11:00, Sunday 25 June, Salmon Bothy Portsoy Part of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival.
JOHNSHAVEN – PM, Sunday 6 July, Johnshaven Village Hall Part of the Johnshaven Fish Festival.
ULLAPOOL – 17:30, Tuesday 11 July, Screen Machine
TOBERMORY – 17:30, Tuesday 1 August, Screen Machine
THURSO – 18:30, Wednesday 23 August, Merlin Cinema Thurso
CASTLEBAY, BARRA – 17:30, Wednesday 13 September, Screen Machine

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