FIFE

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Fife
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FIFE

Reference number: 0885

Date: 1950

Sponsor: Joint Production Committee of SEFA and SFC

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11 mins

Description: A look at the agriculture, industries and the towns of Fife.

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Shotlist: Credits (.10); Map of Fife showing the routes in and out of Fife and the distribution of towns (1.31); Shots of traffic crossing the Kincardine Bridge and a plaque on the bridge. Long shots of bridge from shore (1.51); Long shots of Forth railway bridge. Pan along length from southern shore. Steam ferries pulling into South Queensferry (2.12); Pan along Tay railway bridge north to Dundee (2.32); Tay steam ferry at Newport quay, possibly the "Nairn" (2.36); Shots as vehicles embark (2.49); Agricultural activities. General views of farmland and working of fields, sheep and horses, haystacks in field, and bales being pitchforked onto lorries (3.40); The maltings at Pitlessie near Cupar [exterior only] (3.45); Industries and principal exporting ports. Map showing rail links in Fife (4.05); Scenes at pit head of colliery, miners on surface preparing to go down (4.24); The marshaling yard at Wellesley colliery as steam locomotive leaves with full skips of coal. Methil docks in background (4.35); Cargo vessels at quayside, gantries, docks and shipbuilding yard at Burntisland (4.58) Engineering. Steam locomotive no. 8337 in railway repair yard at Burntisland (5.10); Shots on workshop floor of Balfour Durie foundry, Leven, while engineering work progresses (5.32); Linoleum. Bales of cork are unloaded at Kirkcaldy harbour for removal to factories (5.44) Shots of work in the Kirkcaldy linoleum factory (6.03); Woman passes the linoleum shop whilst assistant is making up display of linoleums. (6.08); Paper. Esparto grass is processed in Markinch mill (6.27); Linen. Shots inside Hay and Robertson's dunfermline linen mill, in particular the weaving loom and pattern shop (7.09); Shots of women stitching and embroidering by machine (7.41); Skirts are packed (7.48); Shots of plimsoll manufacture with women finishing off shoes (8.12); Scenes of field of sugarbeet and a picker at work (8.29); Long shot across to factory, possibly sugar refinery (8.38); Coast towns. Map illustrates the centres of population along the coast (9.12); St Andrews Ruins and sea front, streets and the Royal and Ancient golf club (9.43); Harbour at Crail (9.58); Boat KY234 comes in to Anstruther harbour. Shots of fish (10.31); Harbour and beach, possibly at Pittenweem (11.06) ecs (11.30).

NB (7.48) Plimsoles - Stewart's Rubber Works