Fonds MS 461 - 'Kapability', Thomas C Keay promotional film and 'Birth of a new Sound' dvd

Identity area

Reference code

MS 461


'Kapability', Thomas C Keay promotional film and 'Birth of a new Sound' dvd


  • c1969 - c1980 and 2022 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

1 envelope

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

'Kapability' found in 1979 by Danny Burke when TH Keay's offices were being cleared ready for Tayside Broadcasting aka Radio Tay to move into the property. Kept by Burke until his death when his son gave the film, with others, to Mr Johnston, whose interests include filmmaking.
'Birth of a new Sound' dvd a copy of the original film made by Colin Johnson and held by Moving Image Archive, NLS

Content and structure area

Scope and content

'Kapability', promotional 16mm film, colour and sound which includes scenes of Scotland and Dundee as well as of factory scenes where Thomas C Keay engineered machinery is being used. 'Birth of a new Sound' charts the story of Radio Tay coming to the airwaves.


Not expected

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements


Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

MS 461

Rules and/or conventions used

Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



Dates of creation revision deletion


  • English



Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places