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British Moving Picture News

1917 - 1922
Scottish Moving Picture News began on 13 October 1917 and dealt primarily with news stories of Scottish interest. Although it initially had a weekly release, by November 1918 it was bi-weekly. In May 1919 the title of the newsreel changed to British Moving Picture News & this continued until August 1921 when it reverted back to Scottish Moving Picture News. There is evidence of production of Scottish Moving Picture until December 1922 but nothing beyond this point.
There are only seventeen surviving items from the entire production of Scottish/Moving Picure News, so the data has primarily come from the contemporary trade journal, Kinematograph Weekly. This was researched and compiled by Janet McBain, Archive Curator at the Scottish Screen Archive.

In cases where only the month and the year of the release date were known together with the issue number of the story, the day was calculated and inserted.
Other Information
There is no known current rights owner for Scottish/British Moving Picture News. The seventeen surviving items are preserved in the Scottish Screen Archive, with copies of some at the Imperial War Museum , and the BFI National Archive

Films in this series can be obtained from:

Film Archive

National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (formerly the Scottish Screen Archive)
0845 366 4600
0845 366 4601
Kelvin Hall
1445 Argyle Street
G3 8AW
The IWM and NFTVA also hold copies of some items
Series held
View all series held by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive (formerly the Scottish Screen Archive)

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