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The Edinburgh Military Tattoo Britains’ largest and most spectacular military music event, a feast of pipes and drums unrivalled anywhere else in the world. All the very best performances have been collected together on one exclusive DVD. Unforgettable performances by the proud Highland Regiments for you to enjoy time and again. Running time 90 mins. £19.99.
Greyfriars Bobby(Disney) The Disney classic tells the remarkable true story of one of Scotland's most beloved and celebrated heroes. Set in bustling Victorian Edinburgh and the Scottish countryside this beautiful film overflows with warmth as it celebrates the powerful bond between man and a kind and loving dog. Running time 87 mins, colour. £12.99 PLUS:free book telling Bobby's story.
The Adventures Of Greyfriars Bobby A gritty and exciting adaptation of the famous story filmed on location in Edinburgh and Stirling with an all British cast. Released in 2006. Running time 100 mins. £16.99 PLUS: free book. SPECIAL OFFER! Save £5 and buy both Bobby DVDs for just £24.98 Whisky Galore! – Two disc special edition box set. Disc one: The brilliant Ealing comedy digitally restored and remastered. Mayhem ensues when 50,000 cases of malt are ship-wrecked off whisky-starved Barra. Disc two features a 52 minute documentary including interviews with Alexander Mackendrick and his crew. Plus: "The Real Whisky Galore" – a 20 minute recounting of the original events from islander Angus Campbell. Plus: a 64 page book of extracts from Alexander Mackendrick on film making. £17.99.
Rockets Galore! The sequel to Whisky Galore! sees the Todday islanders once more at odds with the mainland authorities. A star-studded cast includes Donald Sinden and Gordon Jackson. Running time 88 mins. £11.99.
The Maggie One of the great treasures from Ealing Studios,this heart warming comedy,set in Scotland,is about a skipper who tricks a wealthy American into entrusting him to ship valuable cargo on a dilapidated old puffer called The Maggie. A war of wits is waged as the crew try to outwit their star customer and keep the contract. Running time: 88 minutes. £17.99.
England 2 Scotland 3 – Wembley 1967 The Complete Match. The English had just won the World Cup but here they couldn't beat the Scots! Watch history being made during the most action-packed 90 minutes ever to be played within the legendary twin towers. The Scottish heroes, including greats such as Greig, Baxter, Bremner, Law, Wallace and Lennox totally outclassed the opposition – Jim Baxter even had time for a wee game of keepie uppie in the middle of it all! We bring you the whole match plus celebrations. Running time 100 mins. £9.99. Great Wembley Victories When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army boys, we'll be comin' down the road! Sensational victories against England in the home internationals of 1963, 1977 and 1981. Jim Baxter, Kenny Dalglish and Joe Jordan – classy players, classic games, great goals. Running time 90 minutes. £9.99. SPECIAL OFFER! Save £5 and buy both football DVDs for just £14.98
The Vital Spark High jinks as Para Handy and crew sail again – four classic episodes from the 1970s BBC series PLUS a musical journey round the Highlands. Running time 150 mins. £15.99
Classic Scottish Comedy Three absolutely hilarious DVDs in one superb box set. Dorothy Paul's show is 90 minutes of non stop laughter as she gives her unique take on life. Many new charactes as well as all the regular favourites. Rikki Fulton is the Rev I M Jolly in A Man For All Seasons - you just won't believe what happensin just one year to Scotland's most infamous minister! Scotch and Wry completes the trio with a series of hilarious sketches -from vampires to aliens, office parties to tenement parties, it's Rikki at his brilliant best. All the old favourites are here -Supercop, Dickie Dandruff, Last Call and many more. Running time 220 minutes. 3 DVD Box Set. £22.99.
Rab C. Nesbitt’s Seasonal Greet Mary Doll is full of the Christmas Spirit, but Rab, just full of spirits, launches a one man campaign to ban the festive season - with hilarious consequences. Running time 41 mins. £9.99
Double Scotch And Wry An absolutely hilarious compilation of highlights from the Rikki Fulton classic featuring all the favourite characters: Super Cop, Dickie Dandruff, Last Call and much, much more. Running time 90 mins. £16.99. The Steamie Tony Roper’s smash hit takes us back to Hogmanay 1957 when a feisty bunch of Glasgow women meet at the Steamie to do the traditional family wash before the New Year. A wonderful cameo of Glasgow’s social history - the washing always easier to do when the women shared their laughter and sorrow and a scandalous supply of gossip! Starring Dorothy Paul, Eileen McCallum and Peter Mullan. Running time 78 mins. £19.99.
Drifters/Caller Herrin’ Drifters established John Grierson’s style of ‘creative interpretation of reality’ which came to characterise British documentary film-making. Caller Herrin’ was made for the Scottish Home Department in 1947 following the herring boats at Fraserburgh on a typical voyage and seeing work at processing factories in Shetland. Black & white. Running time 1hr 20mins. £20.99.
The Long Span And Forth Islands The building of the Forth Road Bridge filmed from 1958 to its opening in 1964. Often shot from the dizzy heights of the main tower, the film shows all the stages of construction. This DVD also features Forth Islands. Running time 60 mins. £20.99.
Glasgow And Beyond Take a journey of amazement and discovery with an award winning ex BBC cameraman. Revel in the glorious architecture of Glasgow from the Victorian Merchant City to the masterpieces of Charles Rennie Mackinntosh and Greek Thompson. Then take the high road to Loch Lomond where the sublime Highland scenery, gardens, distilleries and wildlife await you. Three other distinct tours will take you to the east, south and west of the city. Whether you are planning a trip or want a souvenir of a memorable visit this brand new DVD is a must have. Colour. Running time approx 51 mins. £19.99.
Auld Scotland On DVD From the vaults of the Scottish Film and TV Archive come these fascinating images of Scotland in times gone by. Nostalgia doesn’t get any better than this. Average running time 55 mins. All £17.99 each.Auld Aberdeen, Auld Aberdeen And Deeside, Auld Ayrshire, The Clydeside Blitz, Auld Dundee, Auld Dundee 2 - Around And About, Auld Edinburgh And The Lothians, Auld Falkirk/District, Auld Fife, Auld Glasgow - Pre-War, Auld Glasgow - PostWar, The Glasgow Story, Auld Inverness And The Highlands, Auld Perth, Auld Scotland. Scottish Memories JANUARY2007
Our front cover this month from the lens of ace landscape photographer Dennis Hardley is a view of Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park showing the soldier’s statue commemorating the Highland Light Infantry (’the city’s own’) and in the distance the tower of the University.
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Rediscovering Dundee 2
Chiel,Fancy Thats,Wit And Wisdom
The Wizard’s Lair
Tales Of The Riverbank 8
A Vision Of Hell
Sounds Of Scotland
A Wee Doch-An-Dorris 12
By Steamer Up To Cape Wrath
Northern Pursuits 18
Murder On The Moor 20
Dennis Hardley’s View Of The Month 24
Howls In The Distant Dark
Misty Land Of Myths
The George Forbes Column,Time Capsule 35
Hello Young Lovers
Supernatural Scotland,Time Capsule
SEASONS GREETINGS IN THE TRADITIONAL SCOTS WAY FOR HOPEFULLY THE HAPPY NEW YEAR STILL TO COME!
We at Scottish Memories would like to take this opportunity to wish our ever growing band of loyal, intelligent, sophisticated, motivated, lively and adventurous readers, at home and abroad, all the very best in the coming year of 2007; and we trust they will reap a rich harvest of happy memories in the many months to come.
And keep reading.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
A Moan For The Misbegotten
Next month in Scottish Memories • Blood On The Line • The Necromancer • Dashing For Glory Under Fire • Blackout Blues • A Ceiling Of Starlight • Crowd Trouble In Kirk February issue on sale Thursday,January 18th.
View Of The Month
In this issue it is a panorama of Loch Aw e
in autumnal mode, seen from north of
Port Sonachan in Argyll; and it can be se en
in its full glory over pages 24 and 25.