LOTHIANS PART II, the: Industries and Towns

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Places:

  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

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

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LOTHIANS PART II, the: Industries and Towns

Reference number: 1765

Date: 1956+

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: 10.00 mins

Description: Lothian's coastal industries: fishing ports at Granton and Newhaven and the docks at Leith and Bo'ness. Its mining industries: shale mining by open-cast methods and a new pit at Bo'ness. Some of the towns of the Lothians: Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Haddington and Musselburgh.

See also ref. 1764 for Part I.

See paper archive for Teaching notes.

Shotlist: [No opening credits] Outline of Scotland indicating Lothian area (.24) [Title] (.36) Coastal industries: the main fishing ports are Granton and Newhaven. Gvs harbour and men unloading fish (.53) Fish market (.55) Fishwives coming to market with baskets strapped to their backs (1.02) Gvs harbour and fishermen and women unloading fish (1.14) The chief docks are Leith and Bo'ness. Gvs harbours. Boats in dock and arriving. Ships unloading and gvs work in harbour (2.16) Esparto grass imported through Granton is made into fine quality paper. Shots of harbour and grass being unloaded onto trucks (2.57) Coal is loaded onto ship for fuel (3.13) Salt is made from sea water at Prestonpans. Salt factory (3.35) Women packing salt (3.47) Coarse salt is used for glazing pipes. Gvs pipes being made (4.05) Soap is also made at Prestonpans. Gvs soap being made, cut and packed (4.34) Mining industries. Shale mining area shown on map (4.40) West Lothian is Britain's chief shale centre. Shots of shale mine and workers (4.58); Some shale is mined today by open cast methods. Shots of cranes and diggers mining shale (5.15) Oil is extracted from shale at refineries. Gvs refinery (5.33) Shale waste is used to make bricks. Shale waste and bricks (5.55) Map indicating areas where coal is mined. Shots of coal mine and chimneys (6.01) An important new pit is being developed at Bo'ness. Gvs pit being constructed (6.24) Map indicating Papermaking areas. 15 mills. Gvs raw material and area of paper-making (6.44) Shots of paper making process (6.58) Towns of the Lothians. Edinburgh, Linlithgow, Haddington shown on map. Shot of sign for Royal Burgh of Linlithgow. Shots of Linlithgow and Blackness Castle (7.44) Musselburgh. Shots of High Street (7.55) Horse riders passing under bridge and crossing stream (8.06) Haddington. Shots of same (8.27) Shot of mill (8.29) Gvs mechanised looms (8.34) Exterior of mill (8.43) Dalkeith and Newbattle Abbey. Gvs town and of abbey (9.01) Edinburgh, the centre of the Lothians and the capital of Scotland. Gvs Edinburgh (9.43) End credits (9.59).