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  • Banff


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Home life
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Royalty
  • Agriculture
  • Animals


  • Amateur


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 2683

Date: 1938 - 1955*

Director: [filmed by William Watt]

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.16 mins

Description: A royal motorcade in Aberdeen; sheep shearing; harvesting, and a local fete in the countryside around Dufftown in Banffshire. [See also refs. 2684 and 2685].

Shotlist: Yacht "Britannia" entering Aberdeen harbour. gvs royal motorcade in streets of Aberdeen. Yacht at quayside (4.11) Are you in this one? [colour stock faded badly to red *1939] children on cycles at start of parade? (4.44) [*1958] people pose for camera in street outside hall? Local bobby. People on pavement (6.24) [*1943] women and dogs, two women with a great dane (7.31) farm workers during break from work. Sheep shearers at work. Brief shot man sharpening scyth; Harvesting machine (10.11) flower beds (10.54) [1938] boy holds up programme for the Empire Exhibition, gvs exhibition ground, the tower, globe showing Weir airline routes, using lines of blinking lights; shot of miniature steam train tour of the Exhibition, "Butlin's Railway" and dancing waters by night; (12.34) [1940s-50s] preparations for local fete? in grounds of big house; pipe band; people milling in grounds. (13.56) man speaks to camera, seated in front of a blue curtain, and by pink flowers (14.16)