Aurand, Ute. [Obituary] ‘Margaret Tait’. Translated from the German. First appeared in epd Film, Frankfurt, June 1999.

Bell, Gavin. ‘A Reel Visionary’, The Scotsman, 27th September, 2000.

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Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA). Mold. Managing a Mold Invasion: Guildlines for Disaster Response, Philadephia, 1996.

Curtis, David. [Obituary] ‘Britain’s Oldest Experimentalist… Margaret Tait’, Vertigo, 1999.

Elsner, John & Cardinal, Roger. The Cultures of Collecting.Reaktion Books, London, 1994.

Gurr, Edward. Staining Animal Tissues. Practical and Theoretical, Leonard Hill Books Ltd., London, 1962.

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Horrocks, Roger. Len Lye, Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2001.

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF). Preservation and Restoration of Moving Images and Sound, FIAF, 1986.

Leggett, Mike. ‘Margaret Tait’, A Directory of British Film & Video Artists. Ed. David Curtis. The Arts Council of England. University of Luton Press. 1997.

Le Grice, Malcolm. ‘Independent British Cinema’, Studio International, May 1975.

Lillie, R.D. H. J. Conn’s Biological Stains, (8th Ed.) The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1969.

Moir, Jan. ‘First Person Highly Singular’, The Guardian, 31st March, 1993.

O’Toole, James M. ‘On The Idea of Permanence’, American Archivist, Vol. 52, 1989.

Pirie, Alex. Margaret Tait Film Maker 1918-1999. Indications Influences Outcomes, Published as a special one-off edition of Poem Film Film Poem. South London Poem Film Society. Vol. 6, April 2000.

Read, Paul & Meyer, Mark-Paul. (Eds.) Restoration of Motion Picture Film, Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 2000.

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Stevenson, Gerda. [Obituray] ‘The late Margaret Tait, film-maker – an appreciation’, The Orcadian, 20th May 1999.

Stevenson, Gerda. [Obituary] ‘Margaret Tait’. The Scotsman, 5th May 1999.

Sussex, Elizabeth. [Obituary] ‘Margaret Tait’. The Guardian, 13th May 1999.

‘Margaret Tait, Film-maker’. Financial Times, 9th September 1970.

[Unique Misc.]

Pirie, Alex. ‘Margaret Tait Film Maker’, 1979.

[Various Ancona Films promotional material for many titles].

‘Margaret Tait, Film Maker’. [Draft scripts for the Channel Four series, Eleventh Hour, 1983].


Pirie, Alex. ‘Margaret Tait’s Films’, 31st January 2000.

Tait, Margaret. Letters to David Curtis, 7th December 1981, 12th July 1983, 17th August 1998, 1st October 1998, 3rd February 1995, 14th May 1998.


Grigor, Murray. ‘Margaret Tait’. n.d.

‘Margaret Tait’. The Times, 28th May 1999.


Hollander, Peter. Unpublished autobiography. n.d.

Krikorian, Tamara. ‘On The Mountain and Land Makar: Landscape and Townscape in Margaret Taits Work’. January 1983.

Kwietniowski, Richard. ‘The Autonomous Film-Maker. Margaret Tait: Films & Poems 1951-76’. Edited version of Leggett, 1976.

Leggett, Mike. ‘The Autonomous Film-Maker. Margaret Tait: Films & Poems’, 1979.

MacDiarmid, Hugh. ‘Intimate Film Making in Scotland. The Work of Dr. Margaret Tait’. n.d.

Shure, Robert. ‘The Long Light Days of Margaret Tait’. n.d.

[Programme notes]

‘3rd International Festival of Film and Television in The Celtic Countries. Wexford Ireland. 28th March-2nd April, 1982′.

‘Film Maker on Tour Margaret Tait’. n.d.

‘Film Makers on Tour – Margaret Tait. 7th December 1977.

NFT ‘Where I Am Is Here’. n.d.

NFT ‘Art In The Cinema. The International Avant-Garde Film’ n.d.

Medienkunst Festival Osnabriick, 1988.