AMONG THE HILLS

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • ELDER, John C

Series:

  • Junior activity films

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: AMONG THE HILLS

Reference number: 1763

Date: 1949*

Sponsor: GB Instructional Limited

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.12 mins

Description: Three children on holiday trace the River Clyde from its source at Little Clydesburn to the sea.

Credits: p. John C. Elder

Shotlist: Credits (.06); Following the river. No 1 among the Hills (1.14); My friend Margaret, my brother George and I ... General shots of three children, two girls and a boy (.37); .. decided to have a walking holiday and follow a river from its source to the sea. Shot of map tracing route they will take (.51); Starting in the hills, we looked for the river's beginning. General shots of the three children on the hills and views of surrounding scenery (1.33); The actual source - a spring of clear cool water seeping out of the ground. General shots of children at the source and following the stream through the countryside (2.24); The first bridge - two planks laid across the stream. Shots of children crossing the stream and continuing to follow it (3.05); Crossing a moor we startled a curlew. Shots of group walking across moor and of bird flying away (3.16); Shots of children finding bird's eggs (3.53); Shots of the river (4.07); Other streams join the river. Shots of the river (4.51); A shepherd was bringing his sheep and their lambs down from the higher slopes. Shots of the shepherd, children and sheep (5.39); General views of river (5.59); Shots of the children waiting by roadside (6.13); Feeling tired we made for the main road hoping to get a lift. Shots of children being picked up by a motorist (6.36); The motorist stopped to show us how the main road and railway followed the river through the hills. General shots of road, river and railway with steam train (7.45); Our day's journey ended at the cottage where we were to spend the night. General shots of children entering the cottage (8.00); End credits (8.06).