LOMOND MC / SKI-ING

Skiers (on the first ever ski run on Meall a’ Bhuiridh, Glencoe) skiing past the camera and ending up in a series of undignified, laughing heaps in the snow. (clip)

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Glasgow
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Sports

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: LOMOND MC / SKI-ING

Reference number: 2392

Date: 1939

Director: [filmed by Sam Drysdale]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 32.36 mins

Description: Camping week-ends in the Highlands with the Lomond Mountaineer Club, one of several workers' "weekender" groups.

The Lomond Mountaineer Club was one of several workers' "weekender" groups. Ski-ing sequence probably members of the Ski-ing and Outdoor Club (SOC).

See Dawn Cine Group papers.

Shotlist: REEL 1
[1946-47] Lomond MC on Saturday, an oddly assorted crew can be seen in the vicinity of George Square. Gvs club members assembling for weekend trip. We're off. Shots from bus on the road (.43); First stop Buchaille. Gvs campsite, three to four tents. The lost glen. Gvs camp life. With the common herd. Shots of larger campsite, cooking over open fire, etc. How the poor live. Several campers crowded inside one tent. Occasionally we get onto the hills. Gvs climbers. Budean an Bean. Gvs snowy slopes. Climbers en route and on peak. Aonach t'Eagach [Glencoe] Gvs climbers. Ben Cruachan. Group of climbers at top having their photo taken. This takes years of practice. Film reversed for comic effect showing climbers sliding up a snowy slope. Getting ready for the road. Striking camp, walking across moorland and rejoining the road. Getting onto the bus (14.38); Glen Rosa at the Fair. Gvs campsite on Arran. Campers draw cartoons on tent (16.30).

REEL 2
No credits. Gvs campsite. Alf builds a bridge. Man walks across stream on felled tree. Gvs hillwalkers and climbers. A lazy weekend in Glen Lyon. Gvs campsite in Perthshire (6.47); Ski-ing [Winter 1939-40] Gvs skiers [on first ever ski run on Meall a' Bhuiridh, Glencoe] Callum shows how. Shots of individual skiers, then as group on slopes (16.06)