December 6: The Bandstand, looking North, St Andrews, February 1978

Sunday 6 December 2020

The Bandstand, looking North, St Andrews, February 1978 (AGC-73-20). A 35mm slide from the Andrew G Cowie St Andrews Photographic Collection.

Andrew Cowie was the son of press photographer George Cowie, and worked for his father and also undertook a photographic survey of the town of St Andrews, documenting the seasons and building changes during the 1970s.

35mm film and slides were a very popular medium for photography in the 1950s to 1990s. Slides, producing a positive image, could be then placed in a projector and used for lectures and group viewings.

3 thoughts on "December 6: The Bandstand, looking North, St Andrews, February 1978"

  • Julia Melvin
    Julia Melvin
    Sunday 6 December 2020, 12.22pm

    This bandstand came from the cast-iron foundry of Walter MacFarlane in Glasgow, of which Principal James Irvine's father was the chief engineering draughtsman and chief executive. So there is a further link with St Andrews.

    • skr23
      Monday 7 December 2020, 10.29am

      Hi Julia, thanks for sharing this information.

  • Lynne Prunskus
    Lynne Prunskus
    Sunday 6 December 2020, 6.04pm

    Thank you for sharing your digitized Special Collections and Archives with everyone, especially during these days of COVID travel restrictions.


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