SCOTTISH WEDDING, a

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Fish and fishing
  • Local government
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • NAIRN, James S.

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SCOTTISH WEDDING, a

Reference number: 1704

Date: 1956, October 6

Director: [attributed to James S Nairn]

Sound: mute

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.16 mins

Description: Found in the Playhouse, Fraserburgh. This footage was shown on Grampian Television in Jan. 1985 and identified by viewers as the wedding of the Hon. Flora Marjory Fraser (daughter of Lord Saltoun of Cairnbulg Castle) to Captain Alexander Ramsay at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Fraserburgh.

The marriage of the Hon. Flora Fraser (now Lady Saltoun) and Captain Alexander Ramsay caught the attention of the Scottish public because the groom was a great-grandson of Queen Victoria and therefore a second cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Ingrid of Denmark, consort to King Frederik IX and mother of Queen Margrethe II, is seen with the Queen Mother throughout. The Swedish-born Queen Ingrid and Captain Ramsay were first cousins, being grandchildren of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, third son of Queen Victoria. The wedding took place on 6 October 1956.

Credits: [Possibly made by James S. Nairn as a local topical]

Shotlist: No credits. General views of Fraserburgh harbour with fishing vessels (0.15); Shots of crowds and wedding guests at Fraserburgh (?) railway station (0.39); Shots of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at the railway station (0.55); General views of spectators and guests arriving at St Peter's Episcopal Church (1.29); Shots of the Queen Mother arriving and general views of the bridal party arriving [the Honourable Flora Marjory Fraser] (2.04); General views of spectators, police forming a line to hold them back (2.17); General views of the bride and groom [Captain & Mrs Alexander Ramsay] and guests, including the Queen Mother, leaving the church (3.16)

[Queen Ingrid of Denmark, consort to King Frederik IX and mother of Queen Margrethe II, is seen with the Queen Mother throughout]