The Silver Screen

In a week of mixed weather she appeared out of the mist.
On board Tuesday’s ferry was a very special articulated lorry.
The ‘Screen Machine’ arrived on board the MV ’Lord of the Isles’.

The MV Lord of the Isles appears out of the mist

The Lorry is an 80-seat air conditioned, digital mobile cinema
which brings the latest films to the rural areas
of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

The Screen Machine ascends the linkspan at low tide

The ‘Screen Machine regularly tours to more than 40 communities,
and spends between one and four days in each place.
Each tour takes approximately 10-12 weeks.

The venture is funded by Creative Scotland
and Highlands and Islands Enterprise,
and is supported by Caledonian MacBrayne.

The Screen Machine parked at the Rural Centre and waiting on an audience

The Isle of Tiree has been our home for over five years now.
We have seen the lorry come and go on several occasions.
However, this was our first visit to the ‘Screen Machine’.

The Screen Machine – opened out

Mary Poppins Return came highly recommended.
We had been advised to see it if we could.
So Tuesday evening saw us at the cinema.
And yes! We enjoyed it.

Step inside and take your seat

This is ‘Life on Tiree’.
There’s a first time for everything.
Even if happens to be Mary Poppins Returns!