SCOTTISH SNOW GROUNDS, the

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Places:

  • Angus
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SCOTTISH SNOW GROUNDS, the

Reference number: 2677

Date: 1951

Director: filmed by Harry Birrell

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.41 mins

Description: Made over two years with the co-operation of the Scottish Ski Club and Dundee Ski Club it shows both learners and experts skiing on the slopes of Ben Lawers.

Winner of Lizar's Cup (best film on a Scottish theme) at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1952. Entered in documentary section. Adjudicators comment - " This film was of first- class quality - except the commentary, which was trifle brash. It was, however, a thoroughly competent, almost 'professional' job ."

Credits: nar. Lionel Marson
titles Norman Clark,
sc. Philip Rankin
sd. rec. United Motion Pictures
m.p. New Century Orchestra
cond. Sydney Torch

Shotlist: Credits (1.00) shots of snow covered hills and of Ben Lawers (1.54) gvs skiers on hillside (2.47) gvs snow truck moving from village to ski slopes (3.40) Dundee Ski Club; c/u "first ski tow in Britain" being operated by two men and being used by skiers (4.83) shots of skiers getting equipment from bus (4.50) gvs skiers walking up hill with equipment (5.33) gvs skiers on snow covered mountains (7.00) shots of a shelter on hillside, surrounded by skiers resting or preparing to ski (7.54) shots of skiers being pulled up the hill by snow truck (8.46) gvs skiers coming down the hill (14.10) shot of men carrying slalom poles (14.24) c/u cup for slalom race (14.32) shots of skiers in competition (16.54) gvs skiers (19.00) shot of snow covered hills (19.13) shot of Bridge of Lochy Hotel, in Killin (19.18) gvs mountain tops (19.36) The End (19.41)