SCOTTISH NATIONAL EXHIBITION
Full length video
Title: SCOTTISH NATIONAL EXHIBITION
Reference number: 1699
Date: 1908 - 1911
Production company: Gaumont Company and Pathe Freres
Original format: 35mm
Running time: 5.00 mins
Footage includes the Scottish National Pageant of Allegory, Myth and History 1908 Edinburgh and coverage of Edinburgh's Empire Music Hall Fire.
Original nitrate film donated to NFTVA by SFC pre-1976.
Credits: Cinematograph by the Gaumont Company, 142 Trongate, Glasgow, by exclusive permission of Valentine & Sons, Dundee [Pathe Freres (2.19) to (2.51)]
Shotlist: No credits. General views of arched entrance to Scottish National Exhibition grounds, Edinburgh. Wide shot of people walking round exhibition (.11); Panning shot of flower exhibition by David W Thomson, Seed Merchant, Edinburgh, with shot of ladies walking through garden (.25); General views of crowds (man with tripod over his shoulder passes by) (.33); General views civic dignitaries and exhibition officials (.45); General views of fairground amusements at the exhibition (1.09); General views of crowds, including group of Africans in tribal dress (1.37); Scottish National Pageant, Edinburgh 1908. Credits (1.39); General views of parade of people in fancy dress (2.15); [Badly decomposed section of pageant removed from this part of the original] - Blank - (2.19); [May 1911] Edinburgh Music Hall Fire. The terrible disaster at Edinburgh (2.21); - Blank - (2.25); General views of small group of people in front of billboard for Empire Palace Theatre (2.31); General views as people work through remains of the burnt out theatre, shots of men clearing the wreckage (2.51); - Blank - (2.52); General views of pipe band leading the Royal Company of Archers in march past, possibly in Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh (3.12); - Blank - (3.13); Officers on horseback watch company of soldiers running past (3.22); - Blank - (3.24); General views of mounted officers, possibly in King's Park, Edinburgh (3.50).