'Scotland The World Over' film made by Scots in 32 countries gets worldwide premiere
A film made by Scots and Scots at heart in 32 countries around the globe is set to receive its worldwide premiere as Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop unveils the work ahead of a debate in the Scottish Parliament on the Year of Creative Scotland 2012.
A social media collaboration involving more than 1,500 people from all over the globe, the film was created using 715 images with a Saltire in the centre of the frame taken between St Andrew’s Day and Burns Night.
The initiative to celebrate Scotland’s international relationships is hosted by BAFTA Award-winning online community Blipfoto.com - which shares over 1.5 million images from over 170 countries, each representing a single day in someone's life - in partnership with Scotland.org.
Hyslop said: “Scotland is a creative and innovative nation, rich in culture and heritage, and renowned for the warm welcome we extend to all our friends from across the world. ‘Scotland the World Over’ is a fantastic showcase of Scottish creativity on the global stage which has captured the imagination of more than 1,500 people at home and abroad.
“As well as a stunning compilation of iconic images, the finished film is a visual celebration of Scotland’s contribution to the world, and I am delighted that so many Scots and Scots at heart have taken part in this exciting collaboration.”
Blipfoto founder Joe Tree added: "From a Chinese school to an Inuit village, and from Times Square to Bondi Beach, people around the globe have come together to help create an iconic, quirky and captivating short film that celebrates a love of Scotland."