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  • Inner Hebrides
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  • 1920s

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Reference number: 1542

Date: 1927*

Director: [filmed by J.A. Thomson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.41 mins

Description: A visit to Staffa in the Western Isles on board a steamer, tourists discover the island, Iona Abbey and Fingal's Cave.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from VHS at 18fps, manual control track]

No credits. Shots from steamer approaching Tobermory Pier (0.33) shots from steamer of the Island of Staffa (1.01) gvs party of tourists being ferried across to the island and climbing over rock paths. Shots of people entering Fingal's Cave by a railed pathway. Shots looking out of cave. (2.15) gvs families walking along the roped path; shot of rock formation (2.28) shot of MacBrayne's steamer, possibly the "Grenadier", in bay. Tracking shots tourists on the island, and coast (3.16) l/s across to houses and Iona Abbey from approaching steamer (3.37) brief shot of the int. of the chapel in the Abbey (3.41)