SPORT IN SCOTLAND

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Places:

  • Fife

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Fish and fishing
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • COOPER, Henry
  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SPORT IN SCOTLAND

Reference number: 0314

Date: 1938

Director: [d. Stanley L. Russell]

Sponsor: Films of Scotland

Production company: Scottish Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: Sporting pursuits particular to Scotland.

One of a group of seven documentaries made for the 1938 Empire Exhibition, under the supervision of John Grierson.
See also SCOTLAND FOR FITNESS ref. 0231, FACE OF SCOTLAND ref. 0034, WEALTH OF A NATION ref. 1062, SEA FOOD ref. 1060, THE CHILDREN’S STORY ref. 1059, THEY MADE THE LAND ref. 1063.

Film preserved by National Film & Television Archive.

Credits: [scenario Albert Mackie
ph. Henry Cooper, Graham Thomson
comm.w. Albert Mackie, Jack House
comm.s. James McKechnie
p. Basil Wright for John Grierson]

Shotlist: credits (.20) shots of beaters on grouse moor. Man with shotgun (.43) brief shots of various sports; football, bowling, golf, yachting (1.07) Highland games. The games champion, Alistair Stewart, explains the technique of throwing the hammer. Willie Shaw, another games champion, prepares a tree trunk; tossing the caber (3.00) shots of salmon leaping. Dougald MacKintyre, gamekeeper, on banks of River Earn. He assembles his rod and starts to fish. He catches a fish (4.58) A shinty match (5.22) shots of man, possibly Willie Auchterlonie, manufacturing golf clubs in his workshop at St. Andrews. The R&A club house. Golf professional coaches young boy; Jimmy Alexander starts golfers' round; shots of golfers playing (7.20) women swimming in Loch Lomond; a diver springs into the water from the shore. Yachting on the Clyde (8.00) City street scenes. Boys playing football in back court. A football match at Hampden stadium, possibly Scottish Cup Final of 1937 between Aberdeen and Celtic (8.30) David Meiklejohn and Bob Campbell ("who have together captained Glasgow Rangers for the past 12 years") chat about football (9.19) shots of crowds at Wembley stadium during game between Scotland and England in 1938. Teams come out onto the pitch. The game in play. Tommy Walker scores a goal for Scotland, the only goal of the match; pan over spectators waving scarves, banging lids in appreciation (10.07) shots of hikers and climbers (10.30)