Blain N (2009) The Scottish Dimension in Film and Television. In: Veitch K (ed.) Scottish Life and Society: Transport and Communications. A Compendium of Scottish Ethnology, Volume 8, 8. Edinburgh: Birlinn (Imprint: John Donald) in association with The European Ethnological Research Centre, pp. 768-792. http://www.birlinn.co.uk/book/details/Scottish-Life-and-Society--Transport-and-Communication-9781904607885/
First paragraph: LOCAL AND GLOBAL DOMAINS: ‘SCOTTISH’ FILM AND TELEVISION? The concepts of ‘Scottish’ film and ‘Scottish’ television provoke challenging questions about what constitutes the national dimension in culture. Attributions of national character bring complications, about history, society and culture, as well as economics, politics and psychology. This is why they tend to produce debate or dissent more often than consensus. Film and television extend further an older argument about the local traits of cultural output, such as literature and painting.
scottish media; scottish media history; scottish film; scottish television; Mass media Scotland.