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A free online talk is being held next week to celebrate the photography of Violet Banks, who documented her travels in Uist and Barra during the 1920s and early 1930s.

She was born near Kinghorn in Fife in 1896 and trained at Edinburgh College of Art.

A century ago, she travelled extensively in the Outer Hebrides.

Historic Environment Scotland is hosting an event with Jenny Brownrigg, Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art, who has featured Banks’ work in her current exhibition, ‘Glean: Early 20th-century women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland’ at City Art Centre.

Brownrigg will speak about Bank’s photograph albums, held at Historic Environment Scotland, and, further on the trail of Banks, speak about the postcards Banks made, as well as her wider photographs of Edinburgh and Scotland.

The event is scheduled for 2 pm on Thursday, February 9. Joining the event is free. To book a place, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.