MacEWAN'S FREEDOM OF ROTHESAY

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Places:

  • Bute

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • GILLESPIE, James Stirling

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: MacEWAN'S FREEDOM OF ROTHESAY

Reference number: 2337

Date: 1922

Sponsor: [ Palace Picture House, Rothesay]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5 mins

Description: Passengers disembark from steamer, including Sir William MacEwan and party. General scenes of the freedom ceremony in the grounds of Rothesay Castle.

From collection of local topicals commissioned from cameraman in Glasgow by James Gillespie, proprietor of the Palace and later Waverley Picture Houses, Rothesay See additional information file for press coverage of Freedom Ceremony

Shotlist: Credits missing. [Grainy] Steamer aproaches pier (0.22); Passengers disembark, possibly including Sir William MacEwan and party (1.54); Ext. of Rothesay Castle. gvs of Freedom Ceremony in castle grounds [29 July 1922]. The presentation of the burgess casket to Sir William MacEwan by Provost James McMillan. gvs of participants (3.01); Ext. of Palace Cinema, Rothesay. Pan across shops on either side and frontage of cinema [Gillespie Snr. standing to right of poster, right-hand side of entrance] (3.25)