GRAND MATCH, the

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Places:

  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: GRAND MATCH, the

Reference number: 3127

Date: 1981

Director: d. Jon Schorstein

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and The Scottish Film Production Trust

Production company: The Scottish Film Production Trust

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15 mins

Description: The 38th Grand Match of the Royal Caledonian curling Club held on the frozen Lake of Menteith in 1979.

See production file. Paper archive 4/11/461, 573, 675.

Digitised clip from this title available, made possible by funding from the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) 2001 - 2002. Use of clips must acknowledge SCRAN as source of funding. See http://www.scran.ac.uk for further details.

See also ref. 6030 for further footage of a Bonspeil (Carsebreck Pond, Perthshire). See also ref 5489.

Credits: ph. David Peat
sd. Cameron Crosbie
comm. w. James Wilson
comm. s. Donny B. McLeod
music Ron Gonnella & Fife Strathspey and Reel Society
post production IFA (Scotland) Ltd.

Shotlist: Credits superimposed on painting of an earlier match (0.13) Visuals Lake of Menteith (1.28) Men trailing their curling stones across the busy lake (1.50) A kiltie sweeps the ice (2.01) The curlers prepare for the game (2.16) The curlers are welcomed to the Lake (2.33) A look at the two teams (2.51) Aerial view of the lake - the crowds and the markings (3.44) A canon signals the start of the games (3.59) C/u of a curler lining up a shot (4.19) The camera follows the stone across the ice (4.29) Pans the players (4.36) Gvs the stone being thrown (5.29) Sweeping (5.38) The 'skips' directing their teams (6.00) Gvs curlers sweeping (8.00) The stone itself which the camera follows on its journey across the rink (8.18) Gvs curling (8.55) a painting of the second Grand Match of 1838 (10.09) A later painting of a later match (11.02) The curlers have a wee dram (11.36) Gvs curlers enjoying themselves (12.51) The piper on the ice and the curlers dancing (13.26) The end of the day and everyone heads for home (14.04) The unfrozen lake (14.39) Credits (15.05)