ISLE OF LEWIS

Peats are removed from keshie, thrown and piled high on back of lorry, Lewis. (clip)

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides
  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Transport
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • MARSHALL, Frank M.

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: ISLE OF LEWIS

Reference number: 0549

Date: 1948*

Director: filmed by Frank M. Marshall

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.49 mins

Description: Life on Lewis and Harris in the Western Isles; herring fishing, cutting peat and crofting.

Alternative title LEWIS. See also longer B/W version.

Shotlist: Films of Scotland - title - Sailing from Kyle of Lochalsh we get a glimpse of Skye. Shots of Kyle of Lochalsh from boat as it pulls away (0.47) Chief industry of Stornoway is herring fishing. Shots of Stornoway and harbour. Shots of steam trawlers, crew working on deck, mending nets and unloading fish (2.48); The road North takes us to Ness. Shot of road and woman with a basket on her back. The village of Ness - A few blackhouses are still inhabited. Shots of blackhouses - Every house has its peat stack. Shots of men and women by roadside loading lorry high with cut peat (3.49)