Archive films in Jackie Stewart exhibition

Photo of Jackie Stewart
Sir Jackie Stewart.
Photo © Sean Bell, courtesy of
National Museums Scotland.

Three films from the National Library of Scotland feature in an Edinburgh exhibition focusing on Sir Jackie Stewart OBE.

The three-times Formula One world racing champion is the subject of a 'Famous Scots' exhibition at the ScotlandsPeople Centre during Homecoming Scotland 2009. This is the last exhibition in a series of six, each focusing on one well-known Scottish figure. All six have included films supplied from the Scottish Screen Archive at NLS which have proved to be a popular attraction.

Born in Dumbarton, Sir Jackie is descended from many generations of farmers on both sides of his family. Visitors to the exhibition can watch films that depict village life, farming and Dunbartonshire industries:

  • 'Fenwick Events of 1931' (1931) includes shots of a farm in the parish next to Eaglesham, where Sir Jackie's grandparents, and previous generations, farmed.
  • 'They Made the Land' (1938) shows something of the kind of farming life that Sir Jackie's grandparents would have experienced.
  • 'County of Dunbarton' (1947) reveals various aspects of the area Sir Jackie grew up in.

The Jackie Stewart exhibition at New Register House runs until 31 December.

11 December 2009

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