Free Films for St Andrew’s Day

A range of Scottish films will be shown for free during St Andrew’s Day at an Edinburgh cinema.

Jonny Lee Miller

The Filmhouse hopes to attract people with a programme that ranges from the historic I Know Where I’m Going, through to the much more contemporary Flying Scotsman about Grame Obree.

The event is being organised as part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Do’ celebrations, which promises to be a feast of Scottish culture.

DO is organised by the government as an initiative to encourage people to take part in St Andrew’s Day celebrations, where lots of free events are been organised nationwide.

The event will feature old classic Scottish films with short films and animation shown between the features from the Scottish Screen Archive.

Films featured will be the award winning Mrs Brown featuring Billy Connolly and Judi Dench.  Judi Dench winning an Oscar for best actress in a leading role in the film

The biopic film The Flying Scotsman about the famous Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree played by Jonny Lee Miller and Michael Powell’s  film I Know Where I’m Going from 1945.

Short films will be shown between the features such as the colourful animated Tam O’Shanter made by the children from Kaimes School in Edinburgh.

The schedule starts with I Know Where I’m Going at 11.15 am, followed by Tam O’Shanter.  Mrs Brown at 1.15pm followed by short films from the Scottish Screen Archive.  The Flying Scotsman at 3.30pm followed by more shorts from the archive.

To book your tickets call in to the Filmhouse Box office or phone them on 0131 228 2688.

This is just one of the many events taking place for St Andrew’s Day, other events happening during the ‘DO’ celebrations will be a family festival at St Andrew Square Garden, featuring creative and interactive activities.

The event will highlight key historical events and famous Scots, science labs and a whole feast of events celebrating Scotland’s ambitions and innovations.

There will be music too with a St Andrew’s DO Ceilidh  and a fireworks display from Edinburgh Castle.