AROUND WICK HARBOUR

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Places:

  • Caithness
  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: AROUND WICK HARBOUR

Reference number: 0450

Date: 1937

Director: [filmed by Alec Johnston of the Wick Society]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.53 mins

Description: The fishing fleet in Wick Harbour. Steam vessels leaving and returning with a catch of herring to be gutted and packed.

Highly commended film at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival 1940.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Credits: in colour
British Film Institute, Scottish Film Council. This film was Highly Commended at the 7th Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1940
The End

Shotlist: Credits; Shots of Wick harbour as fishing fleet of steam vessels leaves the harbour. Shots of people on pier. Pan round harbour packed with fleet (2.03); Unloading fish onto the quay by baskets (2.55) Auctioneer - Dan Stewart at fish market (3.25) gvs as large catch of fish is unloaded into baskets and moved to harbour. Men pack fish tightly into wooden barrels, throwing salt on to the contents (4.55) Women gut fish and then sort them meticulously into wooden barrels (7.14); Manual loading of sacks of coal on to vessels - the men walking on thin planks of wood (7.45) Shots of boats in harbour and various fishermen relaxing (7.59); Shots of steam vessels at sea surrounded by seagulls (8.45); ecs (8.53)