ATLAS Arts is hosting a monthly archive film and discussion programme; Aithriseach (Documentary) at Home Farm Nursing Home and Budhmor House in Portree for the residents, their relatives and day visitors including those from other nursing homes in the area. The selected films are sourced from the Moving Image Archive at the National Library of Scotland and include films made in Skye and the Outer Hebrides as well as films about Scotland, particularly Glasgow where some of the residents used to live.
The screenings will be a maximum duration of forty minutes with an informal discussion afterwards over tea and cake aimed at engaging with the resident’s memories, offering an opportunity to talk about the films and sharing experiences. The programme will flexible with residents able to request themes or areas of interest.
The screenings are open to all Home Farm and Budhmor House residents, their relatives and day visitors. If you have an elderly relative who would be interested in coming along, please contact Linda Baile at Home Farm: email@example.com, Judith Moffat at Budhmor: firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzy: email@example.com for more information.
Dates for 2018:
Monday 15 January, 2.30pm – Crofting on Skye & Enchanted Isle
Monday 12 February, 2.30pm – The Pride of Islands
Monday 12 March, 2.30pm – Salmon Fishing on Skye & Dunvegan Village and Castle
Monday 05 February, 2.30pm – Dunvegan Village and Castle & Isle of Skye
Monday 05 March, 2.30pm – Eilean an Fhraoich Isle of Lewis
Tuesday 03 April, 2.30pm – TBC
An example of the films to be shown are:
HEBRIDEAN HIGHWAY (1966)
The story of the car ferries to the Hebrides.
ENCHANTED ISLES (1957)
The route to the Hebrides taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
PRIDE OF ISLANDS (1973)
The changing pattern of life in the Hebrides, Orkney, and Shetland.
IMPRESSIONS OF SKYE (1959)
Conveys beauty of the Isle of Skye – mountain, moorland, loch, and sea. Portree and villages are shown and linked with history and songs of Flora Macdonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
EILEAN AN FHRAOICH ISLE OF LEWIS (1937)
Scenes of life in the Outer Hebrides showing herring fishing, crofting, cutting peat, and roof thatching. The Lewis Hospital Carnival is also featured with a pipe band, floats and a display of Highland dancing. Sequence of laying foundation stone of Lewis Hospital.
A WEEKEND IN SKYE (1962)
Travelogue around the Isle of Skye in 1962.
MISTY ISLE (1939)
Life on the Isle of Skye with a look at its scenery, castles, crofting, fishing and the lives of its tinkers.
DUNVEGAN VILLAGE AND CASTLE (1977)
Amateur footage of a summer visit to Dunvegan Castle on Skye, including shots of Dunvegan village, the exterior and interior of the castle and a boat trip to see the seals on Loch Dunvegan.
ISLE OF SKYE (1954)
Mills family holiday to the Island of Skye, during Highland Games. Stanley Mills was manager of Ralstons Commercial Photographers in Glasgow from 1939 – 1974. Took films on family holidays and when out on photography commissions for Ralstons.