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  • Highlands, the
  • Invernesshire


  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways


  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional


  • Films of Scotland Committee


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 3047

Date: 1972

Director: d. Robin Crichton

Sponsor: Highlands & Islands Development Board and Films of Scotland

Production company: Edinburgh Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 25.00 mins

Description: A view of the economy of the Highlands, stressing the physical attributes and characteristics which makes the area attractive to industrialists.

See additional information files for correspondence, including music licences. German language version also held.

See film copy 3 for slightly different shotlist.

Credits: cam. David Peat
ed. Mike Pavett
sd. Ian Leslie
comm.s. Iain Cuthbertson
p. Robin Crichton

Shotlist: c/u of flight departure noticeboard (.02) c/u girl at BEA travel desk making out travel ticket for London/Inverness (.14) shot of passengers making their way to the Inverness departure gate (.28) passengers eating an in-flight meal and air stewardess taking round tea and coffee (.55) shot of Highland loch [title overlay] (1.13) shot of BEA plane landing at Inverness airport (1.47) passengers disembarking from plane (2.02) men at work at Marcon Engineering (3.15) ext. of Marcon's new factory in construction stage at Inverness Airport Estate (3.36) ext. of Christian Salvesen Limited Cold Store Inverness (3.55) int. computer centre (4.18) gvs Inverness (4.44) int. electrical firm of Partick and Wilson with shots of women and men working on electrical components (5.30) int. Andrew Douglas clothing factory with man demonstrating to young apprentices the cut of a jacket and ints. of clothing factory where men and women are at work cutting and sewing cloth (7.29) shot of workers leaving factory (7.41) shot of man walking beside factory at seashore (8.00) ints. of bar with people drinking whisky and beer and c/u of Glenmorangie Highland Malt Whisky bottle (8.31) shot of car (MG GT) drawing up outside Glenmorangie Distillery (8.48) ints. distillery showing pot stills and machinery (9.51) shot of goods train travelling beside loch (10.09) shots of heavy goods trucks on roads (10.45) passenger getting into air taxi at Inverness and shot of it taking off (11.13) int. Caithness Glass factory with hand making of glass, glass blowing, and hand engraving (12.25) tracking shot of Highland road (12.50) shots of MG GT arriving at Aviemore Centre and shots of Centre with shots of buildings under construction (13.30) people enjoying the leisure facilities including children on trampolines, go-karting (14.17) pony trekking (14.36) canoeing (15.11) skiing (15.25) man in kilt walking his dogs (15.39) ext. Strathspey Hotel (15.44) people having a meal in the hotel (16.05) shots of various new houses (16.24) small boy raking garden (16.31) ints. children in a classroom (16.52) children on a climbing frame in school playground (17.10) shot of reservoir (17.23) ext. Dounreay Atomic Fast Reactor (18.16) shot of water in full river (18.34) ints. aluminium works at Fort William (19.43) people looking at plan of Invergordon Smelter (20.09) shots of construction work at Invergordon Smelter (21.00) shots of golfing (one man in plus- fours) (21.35) shots of people sailing (22.05) shots of people dancing (disco) to a band (22.31) shots of timber being transported by road and rail at Fort William (22.46) ext. Wiggins Teape Scottish pulp and paper mill at Fort William with shots of timber arriving and being loaded into mill, and of final paper product (24.00) c/u of Fort William railway station platform sign and c/u of Inter-City Sleeper advertising poster (24.08) shot of passenger boarding Inter-City sleeper (24.17) shot of sleeper pulling out of station (24.25) int. of train showing passenger sitting in carriage, having a glass of whisky in his sleeping car, intercut with shots of previous sequences (25.10) ecs (25.34) brief shot of man switching off his light and going to sleep in sleeping berth (25.38)