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: 2.58 mins

Description: Excavation of a broch site at Bu of Navershaw near Stromness, Orkney, by John Hedges in 1978.

[Please note: the original title of the film is incorrect, as this footage shows the Bu broch site at Navershaw and not Bu of Cairston. For more information about the site, see the Canmore website: https://canmore.org.uk/site/1483/bu [last accessed 18/11/2020]

For Margaret Tait, 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: Ancona briefs - Ancona Films Orkney - title - Excavated by John Hedges - internal gvs Bu of Navershaw broch site, including sections of external wall, central hearth and upright partitions - gvs group of visitors being shown round site by Hedges - closer shots of building detail - brief shot of surrounding landscape over outer wall - ecs (2.58)