Hello, Fellow Travellers,
I know that we are all missing Scotland. My travel plans have been scotched (Ha!) two years in a row now, but I'm hoping that by next spring, things will have improved to the point that it will be safe to travel without restrictions.
In the meantime, though, some really wonderful person has put the entire movie Sunshine on Leith on YouTube. And best of all, it's in high definition! Edinburgh has never looked so good on film! I've had the DVD since it first came out in 2014. I loved it so much that I bought another copy in a charity shop as a backup. However, the HD version on YouTube is so sharp and clear that I may have to watch that version from now on.
Sunshine on Leith is based around the music of The Proclaimers. Unfortunately, the movie has never been released in the U.S., which is a pity, because it is truly magical. The flash mob scene at the end of the movie is truly one of the most uplifting scenes I've ever seen on film.
Even if you don't like musicals (and there are 13 songs), this movie is just so good, and so Scottish, that you just have to fall in love with it.
The YouTube version does not have subtitles, but you don't really need them.
You can go to YouTube and enter "Sunshine on Leith movie," or click on this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW2ONz-XseA&t
You can thank me later