AS LONG AS YOU'RE YOUNG

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Borders
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: AS LONG AS YOU'RE YOUNG

Reference number: 2804

Date: 1962

Director: d. Edward McConnell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Scottish Youth Hostels Association

Production company: Glasgow Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24 mins

Description: A year of youth hostelling in Scotland; hikers enjoying walking by Loch Lomond, skiers in Glen Coe, cyclists in the Borders, yachting on the Clyde.

See production file.

Credits: ph. Edward McConnell
comm. w. George Bruce
comm. s. Bryden Murdoch
m. comp. & cond. Stanley Thomson
prod. man. Muriel Cuthbertson; assistant Gavin Craig
sd. rec. James Kerr
p. David Welsh

Shotlist: Reel 1
Credits (.36) aerials people crossing Glasgow's George Square in the rain (1.02) gvs Loch Lomond and two walkers on the Duke's Pass (2.05) three women with rucksacks on the shore of Loch Lomond and setting off on a walk (2.49) shots of walkers by a river, on Glen Coe moor and shots of walkers meeting up on a road (4.15) night shots of hikers sitting round camp fire (4.56) winter landscape (5.29) shots of skiers being towed up the slopes and of skiers having lessons (6.46) gvs skiers at Glencoe carrying skis up hill in bad weather and visuals snow covered mountains (7.44)

Reel 2
gvs skiers skiing downhill (1.01) gvs cyclists on country road by St. Mary's Loch with c/u shots of water and gvs cyclists in Galashiels (3.34) gvs Melrose Abbey (4.54) gvs Eildon hills (5.18) shots of cyclists checking in to Broadmeadows Youth Hostel and shots of hostellers talking to each other (6.06)

Reel 3
gvs Clydeside shipyard and shipyard workers with c/u of welder (.24) gvs and c/u shots of people sailing on small yachts [including welder from previous shot] (1.23) brief shot steamer passing in background (1.30) gvs yachts on Clyde (3.51) gvs Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, l/s Princes Street from East End, aerial shot of corner of Queensferry Road and Princes Street and gvs traffic and pedestrians on Princes Street (4.17) gvs people of different nationalities walking in Princes St. Gardens (6.18) l/s and aerials Princes St. (6.29) shots of cathedrals, churches and monuments in different cities in Europe intercut with c/u shots of people (8.39) gvs lochs (9.10) ecs (9.15)