Assuming you are saying that you have a S-video socket on your play equipment and not on your VCR then probably the cheapest way it to purchase a scart adapter. You plug this into the scart socket and then plug your S-Video lead onto the S-Video socket on the adapter. You will, of course, need two audio leads for the sound. You can get these at Maplin or any other electrical store.
Thanks again people. I am now clearer as to what my options are. I do have RCA sockets at the back of the VCR, one white, one red therefore no video I guess as these are for audio only. Yes, it is a cheap VCR I bought from Currys years ago.I think that I am going to need the suggestion posted by Audeal so that I can transfer video as well as audio. I wonder if its not cheaper to buy another more up tp date VCR and cut through all the hassle.