A FILM about the mills of Musselburgh attracted an 83-strong audience to its screening in Wallyford last Friday.

Mark Mulhern and Caroline Milligan, from the University of Edinburgh/Regional Ethnology of Scotland Project, in conjunction with archivists from the John Gray Centre in Haddington and Musselburgh Museum, brought the film to St Clement’s Church.

The film is based on interviews with workers, who shared their experiences and memories of life at Bruntons Wire Mill, Stuarts Net Mill and Inveresk Paper Mill. It also captured old films and photos.

The mills employed hundreds of locals and sold their goods worldwide.

The research was brought together in a film showcasing the mills and their place in the community’s history.

Mr Mulhern and his team have not completed their film journey and are still inviting people who worked in the mills and are willing to share their experiences and stories to get in touch – email mark.mulhern@ed.ac.uk