The Land Of Robert Burns (1956)
21 minutes - Colour

A Joan Hassall engraving from the 1963 BTF Catalogue.

This short, evocative account of the poet's life is set among contemporary scenes of the people of south-west Scotland as they grow from children to manhood. A representative selection of his songs takes on fresh significance when heard against a background of the people and the countryside he knew and loved. The film's score is by Cedric Thorpe Davie, and the songs are sung by the Saltire Singers. It was directed by Stewart McAllister.

16mm & 35mm

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