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  • Highlands, the
  • Inner Hebrides
  • Orkney Islands
  • Outer Hebrides
  • Shetland Islands


  • Fish and fishing
  • Agriculture


  • Documentary
  • Sponsored


  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 2259

Date: 1973

Director: d. Oscar Marzaroli

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and HIDB

Production company: Ogam Films

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 29 mins

Description: The changing pattern of life in the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.

See production file.

Credits: treat. & comm. Allan Campbell McLean
narr. John Young
m. Frank Spedding
cond. Marcus Dods Alex Brown
p.a. John McNeill, Patricia Reid
cam. Martin Singleton
ed. Brian Crumlish

Shotlist: Please note Reel 1 only accessible on video format

gvs rugged coastline at Butt of Lewis (0.46) gvs and c/u standing stones at Callanish and gvs brochs on Lewis at Carlaway, shots of crofts and farmland (1.55) c/u weaver working loom and c/u mechanical looms weaving cloth (2.51) shots of people on streets of Stornoway (3.52) fishing boats in Stornoway harbour (4.22) shots of people coming out of church (4.46) brief night shot of fishing boats leaving harbour and gvs beaches (6.25) aerials North and South Uist and Barra (8.44) shot of air-strip superintendent at work on Barra's cockle shell beach, clearing runway of cattle (9.24) shots of BEA plane landing (10.17) passengers disembark (10.45) crofter and his sheep on beach (11.14) gvs landscape Barra (13.02) passengers and vehicles disembark on Skye from Kyleakin ferry (13.40) visuals landscape Skye (14.30) shots of fishermen pulling in bag-netted salmon (18.38) aerials Orkney islands (21.10) Orkney airbus - passengers boarding and shots of plane taking off (22.10) aerials Orkney isles and Kirkwall (23.10) shots of cattle being unloaded off boat and int. cattle market, Kirkwall and shots of cattle being loaded onto boat (24.09) shots of Lerwick harbour and of town (25.24) fishing boats leaving harbour (26.44) oil riggers arriving from helicopter onto rig (27.30) ecs (28.42)