Here are details of selected films in the National Library and the Moving Image Archive relating to polar subjects.
You can view titles with MIA numbers at the Library's premises at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow. Email the Moving Image Archive to make an appointment and for details of copes that you can hire or buy. You can see the other titles in our reading rooms.
- 'Antarctic whale hunt' — Killing and processing of whales (18 minutes), 1947. [MIA.0632]
- 'Arrival at Leith, Antarctica' (i.e. South Georgia) — Views of ships in harbour and landscape (4 minutes), 1966. [MIA.4480]
- 'Fur, seals and flowers in Pribilof Islands' — Scenes from an expedition to Unalaska filmed by Isobel Hutchison, (9 minutes), 1935. [MIA.3014]
- 'Jenny's Arctic diary' — A year with the Inuit on Ellesmere Island (60 minutes), 1978. [MIA.3008]
- 'Scottish Antarctic Expedition' — Return of the expedition to Millport (4 minutes), 1904. [MIA.2947]
- 'South' — Video of Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic expedition (80 minutes), 1998. [GB/A.3848(3)]
- 'Winter comes to the hills' — Snowy landscape views (14 minutes), 1946. [MIA.4383]
- 'With Byrd at the South Pole' — Video of Byrd's 1928 Antarctic expedition (82 minutes), 1998. [GB/A.3762(6)]