Future viewing

The film discussion group meets in the winter months and will now take a break until Autumn 2024.
(Discussions take place on zoom and films are viewed in advance either on DVD or online)
Links to films proposed for future discussion can be found on our messageboard/discussion board, and additional suggestions (of films with a Scottish link) are welcomed

Films viewed and discussed by the group


Mar - Miss Potter  also  Enid
Two films depicting two (who may be thought of as quintessentially English) children's writers, each with their own Scottish connection, Beatrix whose childhood stays in Perthshire provided the observation of animals that led to her famous creations such as Peter Rabbit, and Enid Blyton, whose first husband was a Scot and who found an easier rapport with her characters and their admirers than within her own family.

Feb - Whisky Galore (2016)
An update of the 1940s film depicting a fictionalised account of the occasion that a ship foundered off the coast of a Hebridean island (heretofore a "dry" island) losing its cargo of many cases of whisky, which ended up being "rescued" by the islanders, starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Guthrie, among others.

Jan - Edie
Edith Moore, when her daughter broaches the fact that maybe she should move into a care home, decides to make a long postponed trip to Scotland to climb Suilven, starring Sheila Hancock as Edie

Mar - Mrs Brown
Following our viewing of the story of Queen Victoria and her indian servant we now look at the story of Queen Victoria and her late husband's ghillie John Brown

Feb - Victoria and Abdul
Queen Victoria learning about Urdu and Indian culture from her servant Abdul

Jan - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
unorthodox teacher in a 1930s Edinburgh school

Nov - Effie Gray
Effie Gray and her relationship with artists Ruskin and Millais

Oct - Finding Neverland
J.M.Barrie's meeting and ongoing relationship with the family that inspired Peter Pan

Mar - Limbo
Telling the story of a Syrian refugee placed on a Hebridean island who carries his grandfather's oud (musical instrument) with him at all times - poignant storytelling
April - Castles in the Sky
Set in the 1930s telling the story of the race against time to develop radar protection for Britain as the threat of war loomed - parallels to the current scientific endeavours to deveop vaccine protection

Mar - Sunshine on Leith
Film vehicle for the songs of The Proclaimers telling the story of two young soldiers as they picked up their lives in Edinburgh after a tour of duty in Afghanistan (featured very brief cameo from the Proclaimers)

Feb - Stone of Destiny
2008 Film set in 1950s telling the story of the audacious removal of the stone of destiny from Westminster Abbey to return it to Scotland


Scottish Film discussion

The scottish film discussion group began meeting online during the cessation of face to face activities to discuss a film with scottish associations and then plan another film to watch individually prior to the next discussion

Harrow  &  District  Caledonian  Society

offering Scottish activities and friendship in this part of Middlesex/NW London for over 90 years