Amatuer films showcased at Museum of Childhood

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Film and videos shot by some of Scotland’s pioneering amateur filmmakers will be showcased in a new exhibition opening today at the city’s Museum of Childhood.

The new archive displays more than 2000 home movies, fiction films and sponsored documentaries made in Scotland throughout the 20th century.

Councillor Richard Lewis, culture and sport leader at the city council, said: “The Museum of Childhood is one of Edinburgh’s most loved museums with an extraordinary collection of toys and games.

“The films involved give a fascinating glimpse into the past and the exhibition will perfectly complement the existing collections, while offering something completely new for visitors.”