Scottish Centre for Island Studies Research SeminarGeopolitics: Political Spaces – Cultural Spaces

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2010 Scottish Centre for Island Studies Research Seminar
Geopolitics: Political Spaces – Cultural Spaces

Venue: CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Thursday 9th September 2010 13:00 – 15:00

The Scottish Centre for Island Studies in association with the Small Islands Film Trust is hosting a small research focussed event of film screenings and related discussions on the 9th September 2010 in the UWS space at the CCA, Glasgow.

Two different factual documentaries providing accounts of the history and communities affected by the establishment of the ‘Rocket range’ – RA Hebrides on ‘Uist’ in 1957 will provide the basis for a research seminar exploring themes of geo-politics, peripherality and cultural representations. This will be followed by a discussion of iconography and identity: place and non-place and a screening of the Ealing classic Rockets Galore!

Trusadh Series Deserting Uist (2010) MacTV;
Na Rocaidean (2008) MNE TV
Rockets Galore! (1957) Dir: Michael Relph

For information contact Dr Kathryn A Burnett, School of CCI, UWS (
Period9 Sept 2010
Event typeSeminar
LocationGlasgow, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • island studies
  • film archive
  • Hebrides
  • Compton Mackenzie
  • Uist
  • media representation
  • placemaking
  • community
  • Gaelic media
  • Gaelic culture
  • Gaelic Media Production