ISLES OF THE WEST

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Birds
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Fish and fishing
  • Sporting activities
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: ISLES OF THE WEST

Reference number: 2592

Date: 1939c

Director: filmed by C. J. Cayley

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.17 mins

Description: Life in the Outer Hebrides including Stornoway and its harbour, herring fishing and gutting, a fish auction, tweed-making on Harris, cockle gathering on Barra and Barra Highland Games.

Credits: dist. Kinograph Distributors
comm. Morton King
m. W. Trytel
sd. rec. Recording Imp. Sound Studios

Shotlist: Credits (0.23) gvs Stornoway, including crowds on the quay and a ship docking (0.58) l/s Stornoway Castle (1.12) gvs Stornoway harbour (1.44) preparing and checking fishing nets and equipment (2.05) shot of fishing boats leaving harbour (2.32) docking and unloading (2.47) gvs fish auction (2.53) women gutting fish, packing and loading barrels (3.49) shots of the storage and export of barreled herring (4.29) gvs blackhouses on Lewis (4.49) l./s horse-drawn plough (5.19) shots of sowing seed (5.30) gvs wheatfields, crofts and scenery (5.52) gvs watermill with c/u wheel and machinery at work (6.13) gvs shielling huts (6.25) gvs elderly inhabitants (6.47) gvs haymaking (horse-drawn) (7.18) gvs Callanish Stone Circle (8.03) shots of a Pictish Fort (8.34) gvs Butt of Lewis with shots of lighthouse (8.44) gvs west Lewis coast (9.08) gvs scenery on Harris (9.30) gvs Tarbert (9.45) shots of tweed-making and shots of wool drying (9.54) c/u of machinery for carding and spinning (10.28) c/u of hand looms in operation [some oof] (10.51) shot of women 'waulking' the cloth (11.16) shot of ironing (11.18) gvs Harris scenery (11.24) gvs Leverburgh and ruins of herring factories (11.49) gvs St. Clement Rodill Church (12.06) gvs Sound of Harris and l/s St. Kilda (12.35)gvs St. Kilda sea birds (12.56) gvs North and South Uist (13.16) gvs scenery (13.35) shots of horses and hightland cattle (13.53) gvs Eriskay, Barra (14.15) Barra cockle strand with shots of people gathering cockles (14.41) gvs Castlebay and Kishmul Castle (15.13) gvs Barra Games, including shots of sports, dancing and pipers (16.01) l/s Kishmul at sunset (16.15) ecs (16.17)