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Written by on 15/06/2013

George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen


Today Saturday 15th June at the  Dunoon Community Radio DCR are proud to sponsor a FREE drop-in direct filmmaking workshop upstairs in the big at the Big  Hall – come along any time between 11am and 2pm to draw, scratch or paint straight onto 16mm film. Unravel, the longest hand painted film in Britain, correlates in length with the 874 miles between John O’Groats and Land’s End – each metre is represented by one frame of 16mm film. When spliced together, the amassed results of nearly one hundred workshops will form an abstract film made by and for the people of Britain.

Dunoon Community Radio presenters will be there to encourage visitors to the hall  to take part and to be interviewed for a special Film Festival radio programme to be broadcast across the world 1st July 2013.

George Robertson

George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen

A special visitor to the workshop this morning was George Robertson, Baron Robertson of Port Ellen born in Port EllenIsle of Islay Scotland and the son of a policeman, he was educated at Dunoon Grammar School and studied Economics at theQueen’s College, Dundee. When he was 15 years of age, he was involved with protests against US nuclear submarines docking in Britain.


A very well  known figure in Dunoon George is possibly best known as for his positions as Secretary of State for Defence, a position he held until he resigned from the Cabinet in order to become Secretary General of NATO in 1999.


George will be coming into the studio after visiting the Studio Cinema to see parts 3 & 4 of John Byrne’s Your Cheatin Heart Neil who will also be attending the screening will be chatting to him after which it’s over to the Burgh Hall to introduce the BAFTA –winning classic “Local Hero” due to start at 4.15pm