David Bruce

David Bruce is a former Director of the Scottish Film Council and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. A historian of film and photography, he is the author of The Sun Pictures – the Hill-Adamson Calotypes; Edinburgh Past and Present (with Maurice Lindsay); and Scotland – the Movie and has contributed widely to other publications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and convenor of the Scottish Society for the History of Photography. His... Read More

Greatrex – Forger and Photographer

John Henry Greatrex (1827-76), thief, convict, actor, grocer, photographer, bankrupt, preacher, adulterer, absconder and counterfeiter, had a colourfully disreputable life, despite his entirely respectable Victorian family background. His dubious career took him from England to Australia, Scotland and America – only for him to be arrested by an extraordinarily clever Glasgow detective, for printing his own money. This is his story and though... Read More