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At the National Library of Scotland we are developing exciting new premises to safeguard and showcase the Moving Image Archive, a specialist collection and the only one of its kind in Scotland.

It will also provide convenient access to all of our extensive digital collections, including maps, books, manuscripts and films in electronic format.


This move from Hillington to the iconic Kelvin Hall building in Glasgow's West End will be transformational.

For the first time people will be able to drop in to discover Scotland's moving image collections for themselves, to learn and be inspired.

Mostly non-fiction, our archive contains footage from over 100 years of Scotland's history — from gala days to industrial processes, and from educational films to amateur home videos.

You can support us

The new premises will open in late 2016, but we need your help to raise the final £250,000 to make this happen.

It really is very easy to make a donation. Please visit our Everyday Hero Online Donation page.

Glasgow Kelvin Hall building with impression of exterior addition
An impression of the Kelvin Hall development.


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