ST. KILDA

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Environment, the

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • MacLEAN, William J. ‘Mac’

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ST. KILDA

Reference number: 1896

Date: 1957

Sponsor: National Trust for Scotland

Production company: Film Unit, Edinburgh University

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.23 mins

Description: A depiction of St. Kilda after it's evacuation, showing the remains of the village buildings, the naval encampment and the animal and bird life on the island. See also ref {0911}

Credits: A Property of the National Trust for Scotland ph. Chris Mylne ed. W J MacLean technical facilities by the Animal Genetics Department Film Unit, Edinburgh University

Shotlist: Credits (0.20); Shots of field mouse (?) in grass (0.44); Map of Western Seaboard of Scotland (0.52); Approach by sea, shots of islands ahead. View of stacs and seabirds wheeling around cliffs (2.35); Remains of village buildings (3.34); Film of remaining ruins, close-ups of doorways, etc. Shots of schoolhouse and pier (3.55); Sheep pens and long shot of village. Cemetery (4.28); Map (4.50); Small boat ferries passengers ashore. Shots as it approaches and docks at pier (5.36); General views of village and naval encampment, mission huts, etc. Several shots of camp and naval activities (6.13); Landing craft on beach. Vehicles on newly-built, unsurfaced road (7.18); High shot of schoolhouse. General views of ruins, cleets, sheep pens (11.59); Various shots of camp and seagulls flocking to pier for scraps thrown into water (12.48); Mouse in grass (13.01); Canvas camp with ruins of Main Street alongside (13.49); Shots of camp turned to mud. Construction site (14.45); General views of landscape, coastal scenery, cliffs, puffins, and other birds (17.27); Seal in water, rocks at foot of cliffs (18.49); Clifftops, birds (21.25); High shots of coastal scenery with long shot down to camp, bay and village (22.20); The End (22.23)