…well they did in 1948 when the House of Commons debated the Cinematograph Films Bill and Scottish MPs united in calling for a Scottish voice in determining the future of film in Scotland. Perthshire Tory MP Colonel Gomme Duncan and renowned Fife Communist Willie Gallagher found a common cause in their desire to see a ‘Scottish Films Council’. One of the former’s concerns was that Hollywood films were painting a distorted view of the Highlands, a view shared by his English Tory colleague, the member for Weston-Super-mare, Mr I.L Orr-Ewing:
“It is the question of the misrepresentation of the way in which Scottish people live which is resented.”
Ah how times (dont) change… for more see the Glasgow Herald archives.