The Scottish Stained Glass Symposium & Trust and the School of Scottish Studies Archives (University of Edinburgh) have announced the release of their new DVD ‘Crear McCartney’s Dolphinton Windows’. Filmed in the studio and on site at Black Mount Parish Church, Dolphinton (Peebleshire), between July 2008 and February 2009, the film offers a unique opportunity to witness the creation of a pair of stained glass windows from design to installation.
The film will be launched at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 45–47 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR on Monday 25 November, 6–8p.m.
Crear McCartney (b. 1931) gained a diploma in design (stained glass) at Glasgow School of Art in 1955. He has designed and made over 100 stained-glass windows, primarily in Scotland, including commissions for Pluscarden Abbey (1955); St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney (1987); St Eval Church, Cornwall (1989); St Michael’s Church, Linlithgow (1992); and Stirling Castle great hall (1993). The film is 45 minutes long and the DVD includes a booklet about McCartney’s creative process and the Dolphinton Windows commission. The project has been generously supported by Historic Scotland, the Radcliffe Trust, the Binks Trust, Dr Margaret A. Mackay, and the late Michael Walker, and in kind by Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies Archives and the Scottish Stained Glass Trust. All proceeds from the sale of the film will be divided between the Scottish Stained Glass Symposium & Trust, for its work recording and promoting stained glass in Scotland, and the Ian MacKenzie Memorial Fund, whose proceeds support the School of Scottish Studies Archives, with particular emphasis on the development of visual records of life in Scotland.
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