Plans to develop the Library's Moving Image Archive are being backed by leading Scots actors and the Hollywood film director Martin Scorsese.
They are supporting a campaign to raise the final £250,000 to fit out a new home for the archive within the revamped Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. It will make it easier for the public to view and study more than 100 years of Scottish history on film and video.
Actors Brian Cox, Alan Cumming and Bill Paterson, crime writer Ian Rankin, and broadcaster Kirsty Wark all appear in a short film about the importance of the archive in Scottish life.
Mr Scorsese is quoted in the film as saying: 'Moving image archives hold our common memory. They need to be seen, studied and enjoyed. I enthusiastically support the efforts to develop the Scottish Moving Image Archive and I urge all of you to support this vitally important initiative.'
The archive is located at Hillington outside Glasgow, but will move into the Kelvin Hall later this year.
1 February 2016