IN GREAT WATERS

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Highlands, the
  • Outer Hebrides
  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: IN GREAT WATERS

Reference number: 2242

Date: 1974

Director: d. Laurence Henson

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and HIDB

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 33 mins

Description: The fishing industry in the Shetlands, Western Highlands and Outer Hebrides.

Second Oceanic Film Festival, Bordeaux, 1974 - First Prize.

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Credits: ph. Eddie McConnell
sd. Cyril McConnell
add. ph. Mark Littlewood
w. Charles Gormley, Laurence Henson
narr. Tom Fleming
m. Frank Spedding conducted by Marcus Dods
soloist Flora MacNeil

Shotlist: Reel 1
No credits. c/u of maritime radio/receiver (.14) gvs of the "Challenge" (FR77) unloading its catch to the "Fertile" (FR305) at sea (1.08) c/u of fish caught and being transferred between boats by tubes (1.35) title superimposed over general view of Irish Sea (1.57) Forsey harbour (2.09) gvs men sorting nets (2.32) large number of boats in Forsey harbour (2.58) gvs main village in Forsey (3.29) man collecting peat and gvs of crofters' houses on Shetland Isles and of coastline (4.55) c/u of species of jelly fish (5.16) shots of herring spawn feeding on Zooplankton (5.43) gvs sea micro-flora (6.26) shots of fish [carp?] feeding on smaller fish (6.40) shots of trawler "Havilan" (BF184) and other types of trawlers sailing across the sea (7.11) c/u of radar on board trawler (7.29) sonar locates a shoal of fish (7.40) trawler lowers small boat (7.46) pen plots position and size of shoal and direction (8.07) the trawler "Unity" carefully manoeuvres into position before releasing her nets to encircle shoal (9.00) men on the "unity" draw and haul in their nets (9.30) the trawlers "Calista" and "Aquarious" work a three-way system of trawling (10.28) gvs of "Harvest Gold" (LK447) with its fibre-glass hull (10.55) shots of coastline (11.00) "Harvest" uses rope to herd fish into nets, shots of fish being caught, net allows smaller ones to go free (12.58) shots of men making nets with man-made fibres (13.33) boats changing their nets to catch different types of fish (14.16) The "Merlin II" loads and sets down lobster traps near the Old Man of Hoy in the Shetlands (15.57) gvs of lobsters being caught in the traps (17.17) "Merlin II" brings up the pots (17.25) "Harvest Gold" lands its herring catch (17.41) The "Unity" lands its herring catch by pump (18.23) gvs of trawler captains calling each other by radio phone (18.57) shots of trawler machinery hauling in nets (19.05)

Reel 2
No credits. Men and machinery hoisting in the nets at night (.24) gvs of men gutting fish (.39) shots of trawlers berthed in the harbour (1.27) shots of nets unloading fish onto the boats (2.08) shots of boats entering and leaving Mallaig Harbour (2.44) general shots of Mallaig village. shots of the construction of new houses for the village (3.14) auctioning of catches at Mallaig fish market. gvs of lorries taking fish to and from the market and boats (5.36) harbour and coast of Stornoway (6.06) men filleting and gutting the herring catch both by hand and machine, and shots of men repairing nets (6.43) shots of a Norwegian boat as it buys a catch of fish and fillets them on board (9.00) preservation of fish by smoking and quick freezing (10.04) filleting fish by hand, waste used as fish meal (10.31) men and women at work processing and transporting the fish (12.16) men on board trawler checking and repairing the electronic equipment (12.38) credits (14.15)