LOCAL NEWS: BU of CAIRSTON BROCH

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Landscapes and seascapes

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Women film makers

People/organisations:

  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: LOCAL NEWS: BU of CAIRSTON BROCH

Reference number: 6219

Date: 1978, July 7

Director: [filmed by Margaret Tait]

Production company: Ancona Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.03 mins

Description: Excavation of the Broch at Bu of Cairston by John Hedges in 1978. The broch is located in Stromness, Orkney.

See also ref. 6231 for another film in this 'Ancona Briefs' series.

See also RCAHMS database for further detail about this site at http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/1548/details/bu+of+cairston/ [last accessed 2/11/2010]

See also Additional Information file and paper archives held at National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive. The Tait papers are deposited in Orkney Archives. Currently being catalogued. For any enquiries please contact Principal Archivist.

The British Artist's Film and Video Study Collection at http://www.bftv.ac.uk/avantgarde based at Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design holds an artist's file on Margaret Tait.

The British Film Institute National Library http://www.bfi.org.uk holds many of the published articles on her and her work.

In 1979 Margaret Tait was the subject of a BBC Scotland 'Spectrum' arts programme.

Shotlist: gvs excavation of the broch at Bu of Cairston by John Hedges in 1978. The broch is located in Stromness, Orkney (3.03)