ISLANDS OF THE WEST

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Environment, the
  • Fish and fishing
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Tree Films

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: ISLANDS OF THE WEST

Reference number: 2692

Date: 1972

Director: d. Bill Forsyth

Sponsor: Highlands and Islands Development Board and Films of Scotland

Production company: Tree Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27.30 mins

Description: A portrayal of the scenic beauty of the Hebrides.

See production file.

Credits: p. man. Iain Smith
ph. David Lewis, Mike Coulter
m. John Maxwell Geddes
comm. w. Charles Gormley
nar. Duncan Carse
p. consultants Films of Scotland
A North 7 Film made for Information Services Division, HIDB

Shotlist: title (.14) gvs sea and islands (1.21) aerials of various small planes flying over the islands (1.48) aerials islands (2.01) aerials ferry on way to Loch Maddy on North Uist (2.40) shot of small Scottish Airways plane landing on Barra and shot of Benbecula airport (3.01) passengers disembarking from ferry (3.12) shot over rooftops of Stornoway and of ferry arriving (3.21) passengers disembarking from a BEA plane on Lewis (3.44) tracking shot of road on Lewis and of Stornoway streets and harbour showing fishing boats and transport unloading from ferry (5.27) fishing boats unloading shrimp and fish catch (6.08) aerials Hebridean landscape of Harris, Uist, causeway of Benbecula, Barra (8.00) tracking shot of Hebridean road (8.16) shot of cutting peat (8.43) shots of crofts (9.53) shot of man on bicycle (10.08) shots of crofts (10.52) man on bicycle with bales of Harris tweed on back of bike (11.25) shot of landscape and Callanish standing stones (12.48) bird watchers on wildlife reserve of Balranald on North Uist (13.26) shots of seabirds (14.06) visuals landscape showing the machair and sea pink (14.46) visuals of Barra landscape covered in primroses and of plane landing on beach airstrip (15.15) aerials landscape (15.46) shots of anglers (16.24) visuals landscape (16.57) man with rucksack coming out of tourist office and setting off walking (17.21) shot of thatched croft (17.45) l/s crofters on beach (18.18) ext. small shop and shot of girl feeding hens outside boarding house when her mother speaks to her in Gaelic (18.47) int. boarding house with woman making up a bed (19.14) washing hanging out to dry by seashore with children playing beside it (19.27) woman milking a cow (19.39) shot of sea (20.04) shots of sailing boats on sea (20.45) man fishing from a boat (20.58) shot of a woman steering a sailboat (21.05) man catching three fish at once from a line off a boat and shots of people line fishing from boats (21.32) shot of a fishing boat at sunset (22.20) children playing on beach (23.04) visuals evening landscape (24.10) guests arriving in guesthouse (24.36) night shot of lights from house windows (25.08) fishing boat at sunset (25.26) shot of sun setting (26.30) ecs (27.30)