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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Films of Scotland

Films of Aberdeen, Scotland. Located in the North East, the port of Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city and a base to the offshore oil industry. Also famous for many examples of granite architecture.

Films of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Situated on the bold and rocky North East coast of Scotland, the area is famous for the Cairngorm Mountains, fertile agricultural land and cattle rearing.

Films of Angus, Scotland. A maritime and agricultural county on Scotland's east coast, immediately north of the Firth of Tay, Angus is an are of archaeological interest. Carnoustie, Monifieth and Montrose are centres for golf.

Films of Argyllshire, Scotland. Argyllshire, a mountainous region on Scotland's west coast, is an area filled with glens and lochs. Towns include Oban, Campeltown and Dunoon. Whisky, forestry and tourism are important industries.

Films of Ayrshire, Scotland. Famous for its cattle and delicious early potatoes, the coastal county of Ayrshire is commonly known as 'Burns Country' after the famous poet. Located about 30 miles south-west of Glasgow, the area attracts tourism and golf.

Films of Banff, Scotland. The market town of Banff is situated at the mouth of the River Deveron, east of Fraserburgh in North East of Scotland. Some 30 distilleries operate here. It is strong in agriculture, boat building, fishing and textiles.

Films of Berwickshire, Scotland. Border county in south east of Scotland. The county town is Duns and there are bays at Eyemouth, Pease and Coldingham. The Tweed is the principal river and the area has a rocky coast. Important industries include paper, woollens and agriculture.

Films of the Scottish Borders. The Borders area in the south of Scotland comprises the counties of Berwick, Peebles, Roxburgh, Selkirk and part of Dumfries. The historic border line runs from Berwick to the Solway. See also under separate counties.

Films of Bute, Scotland. This island in the Firth of Clyde is separated from Argyll by the Kyles of Bute. The Royal Burgh of Rothesay is the chief town and the area is a popular holiday hotspot.

Films of Caithness, Scotland. On the extreme North East of mainland Scotland, this is an area of farming and fishing and is geologically significant. There are air and sea links with the Orkney Islands. The Royal Burghs of Wick and Thurso are chief towns.

Films of Clackmannanshire, Scotland. This was the smallest county in Scotland, incorporating the burghs of Alloa, Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry. Bordered by Perthshire, Fife, the Firth of Forth and Stirlingshire.

Films of Dumfriesshire, Scotland. This southern county of Scotland is bordered on the south by Cumberland, England and the Solway Firth. There are strengths in agriculture and tweeds, and some coal mining.

Films of Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Located on Scotland's west coast, it has numerous lochs, glens and mountains. Famous for shipbuilding along the Firth of Clyde. Fertile and varied landscape, industries range from bleaching and dyeing to paper and cotton manufacture.

Films of Dundee, Scotland. Scotland's fourth city stands on the east coast, on the Tay Estuary, in the county of Angus. Staple industry was jute, but it is also famous for shipbuilding, confectionery and cash register manufacture, as well as journalism.

Films of East Lothian, Scotland. County in south east Scotland, bounded by the Firth of Forth, the North Sea, Berwickshire and Midlothian. Tourism, recreation and agriculture are important to the area.

Films of Edinburgh, Scotland. The capital of Scotland, standing on a hilly site above the Firth of Forth. A centre for finance, law and the Church, it also is famous for its historical landmarks, political history and International Festival of the Arts.

Films of Fife, Scotland. Peninsular county on the east coast of Scotland. St Andrews and Dunfermline are historic centres, other towns include Glenrothes and Burntisland. Principal industries are agriculture, coal production and electronics.

Films of Glasgow, Scotland. The biggest centre of population in Scotland, located on the River Clyde. Built on industries such as tobacco, shipbuilding, and steel, Glasgow has been extensively redeveloped to take advantage of new technologies and tourism.

Films of the Highlands of Scotland. Lying north west of a line joining Helnsburgh to Stonehaven, including the Grampian Mountains. Mountainous and rugged, with common traditions in crofting, culture and the old clan system.

Films of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Islands off the west coast of mainland Scotland, namely Islay, Mull and Skye. Rugged rather than mountainous, with strong links to Gaelic culture and tradition. Sheep and cattle raising, crofting and tourism are popular.

Films of Invernesshire, Scotland. The largest county in Scotland stretching from the Moray Firth to the Atlantic coast. Inverness is a tourist centre and home of the mythical 'Loch Ness Monster'. Agriculture and crofting work with new industries such as hydro-electricity.

Films of Kincardineshire, Scotland. Small county on the east coast of Scotland, it can be divided into four areas: the Coast, the Howe o' Mearns, the Grampians and Deeside. Stonehaven is the main town and the are is famous for fertile land and sporting activities.

Films of Kinrosshire, Scotland. Located between Perth and Fife, this small area includes Loch Leven. Woollen manufacture is abundant. Political links are with Perthshire.

Films of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. A county of south west Scotland, bordered on the south for 50m by the Solway Firth, and elsewhere by Wigtown, Ayr and Dumfries. Sheep and cattle raising common in this area, also popular with tourists.

Films of Lanarkshire, Scotland. Inland county in a rift valley between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Lanarkshire has been a centre of heavy industries such as coal and steel. Main towns are Airdrie, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Motherwell, Hamilton and Wishaw.

Films of Midlothian, Scotland. Containing the city of Edinburgh, it is a county in the south of Scotland. Strong in agriculture and coal mining. Contains the small burghs of Musselburgh, Penicuik, Dalkeith, Bonnyrigg and Lasswade and Loanhead.

Films of Morayshire, Scotland. Northern county, bounded by the Moray Firth, Banffshire, Inverness-shire and Nairnshire. Elgin, Lossiemouth, Forres and Grantown-on-Spey are the principal towns. Distilling, fishing, forestry and agriculture are the main industries.

Films of Nairn, Scotland. A small maritime county in the north east of Scotland bordered by the Moray Firth, Inverness-shire and Moray. Home to Cawdor and Kilravock Castles and popular as a holiday resort. Agriculture and fishing are the principal industries.

Films of Orkney Islands, Scotland. A group of 67 islands separated from Caithness (northern Scottish mainland) by the Pentland Firth. Farming, particularly dairy, is the main industry. Archaeological remains abound and there are historical links with Scandinavia.

Films of The Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Western Isles full of sandy shores and lochs, running from Lewis and Harris to the Uists St. Kilda (Atlantic Ocean). Industries include crofting, fishing and traditional tweed making. Gaelic traditions and religious belief strongly expressed.

Films of Peebles-shire, Scotland. Rolling hills and valleys characterise this southern county of Scotland, bounded by Midlothian, Selkirkshire, Dumfriesshire and Lanarkshire. Peebles and Innerleithen are the main towns and the area is famed for textiles, forestry and salmon fishing.

Films of Perth and Perthshire, Scotland. Located almost in the centre of Scotland, Perthshire is rich in lochs and rivers. Perth itself is well known for prize cattle, whisly blending, weaving, printing and light engineering. Forests populated by deer and rivers with salmon attract attention.

Films of Renfrewshire, Scotland. Renfrew, Paisley, Greenock and Port Glasgow are the major centres of population in this area of West Central Scotland. Farming, motors and engineering being the principal industries.

Films of Ross-shire, Scotland. Located in north west Scotland, with Sutherland (north) and Inverness (south) and including the Isle of Lewis. The Dornoch and Cromarty Firths provide harbours and there are many lochs the scenery is beautiful. Towns include Dingwall and Ullapool.

Films of Roxburghshire, Scotland. Border county surrounded by Berwickshire, Northumberland, Cumberland, Dumfriesshire, Selkirk and Midlothian. There are four burghs: Hawick, Kelso, Jedburgh and Melrose. An area rich in history and with textile crafts being a major industry.

Films of Selkirkshire, Scotland. Ancient area in the central borders, famous for the literary and political figure Sir Walter Scott and textile crafts. Fishing and forestry are important and the main towns are Selkirk and Galashiels.

Films of the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Group of about 100 islands about 50 miles north of the Orkney Islands. Major industries include fishing, agriculture and knitting. Famed for its birdlife, amazing coastal scenery and angling, Shetland also attracts tourism. Strong Norse connections.

Films of Stirlingshire, Scotland. A north central midland county. Stirling town us situated on a rocky hill crowned by the castle, one of the chief residences of the Stewart kings. Agriculture, cattle rearing and dairy production are important, as well as engineering and pharmaceuticals.

Films of Sutherland, Scotland. An area of moor and mountain in the north and north west of Scotland, it is an area of barren beauty and scarcely populated. Sheep farming is the principal industry. Dornoch, Golspie, Rogart, Brora and Helmsdale are the main towns.

Films of West Lothian, Scotland. Bordered on the east by Midlothian and the west by Lanark and Stirling, this central county has among its centres of population Bathgate, Bo'ness, Livingstone and historic Linlithgow. Developing new industries, motorways and engineering are important.

Films of Wigtownshire, Scotland. Maritime county in south west Scotland bounded by the Irish Sea, Ayrshire and Kirkcudbrightshire. Characterised by stony moors and rocky hills. Dairy farming, woollen mills and engineering works. Main centres are Stranraer, Wigtown and Whithorn.

The Scottish Screen Archive is Scotland's national moving images collection. It preserves over 100 years of Scottish history on film and video.

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