Margaret Tait

woman, film maker, and poet

Died aged 80

Margaret Caroline Tait (11 November 1918 – 16 April 1999) was a Scottish medical doctor, filmmaker and poet.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Margaret Tait 1918-1999 Filmmaker & Poet In the 1950s and 60s, 91 Rose Street was home to Margaret Tait's production company Ancona Films. It was here that Tait held the annual 'Rose Street Film Festival'. 'During the Edinburgh Festival last year, we put on a show of short films here at 91 Rose Street. All sorts of people come to see it, among them the children of Rose Street. Rose Street is a rather tough street and I know the children just came up in the first place because it was a free show. But some of them came several times and watched apparently with great interest.'

91 Rose Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was

Margaret Tait 1918 - 1999 filmmaker & poet. As with many 16mm filmmakers, Margaret Tait's soundtracks were recorded separately. Tait made great efforts to capture the precise sounds needed for her inventive soundtracks and often kept detailed notes of the recordings made. 12 Jan, 4.30 - 5pm, 1963: 'record: starlings under the North Bridge on a Sunday afternoon + a little traffic and not much other noise'.

The Scotman's Steps, Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they was

Margaret Tait 1918-1999 filmmaker and poet was born here

25 Broad Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom where they was born (1918)