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Reference number: 3142

Date: 1975

Director: d. Murray Grigor

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Scottish Council Development and Industry

Production company: Viz Ltd.

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 28.00 mins

Description: A view of the industrial structure of Scotland, putting contemporary industries into the context of the country's scenery, history and tradition.

See production file.

Credits: comm. Derek Cooper
sc. George Reid

Shotlist: Visuals landscape (0.20) Various postcards depicting various Scottish 'myths' such as Nessie (0.35) Landscape postcards on sale in Prestwick airport (0.43) Scottish goods such as whisky, venison and grouse in the duty-free lounge (1.27) Overhead views as aeroplane leaves the ground (1.53) Overhead view of highland landscape (2.17) Pan shot across Loch Ness towards the hydro-electric plant built by Lord Kelvin (2.51) Overhead view of Invergordon smelter works (3.02) Aluminium being produced (3.17) Cruachan dam (3.37) Ints of the power plant located inside the Cruachan mountain(3.53) Exts Dounreay (4.20) Gvs oil platform construction workers at work (4.58) Cartoon illustrates the size of a platform in comparison to the Scott Monument (5.08) A steelworks in Fife (5.34) A map of North Sea platforms (5.49) Gvs Grangemouth chemical works (6.31) Gvs Longannet power station (7.12) Map showing the coal mines which supply Longannet (7.25) Scottish miners at work (7.53) Ravenscraig steelworks as the steel is shaped and solidified (9.24) the finished product in its various forms (10.00) Ships being launched on the Clyde (11.13) A supertanker at Scott Lithgow yard sits in the water two thirds finished whilst the other third is launched to be joined on to it under water (12.20) The complete supertanker (12.31) St Andrews House, Edinburgh (12.56) Iv. Lord Taylor of the Scottish Council on Scottish industry intercut with Gvs of electronic industry workers, schools, and universities to illustrate his words (14.36) Tree-felling in the Highlands (15.12) Corpach wood pulp mill (15.23) Sand yachting on Dunnet Bay (15.30) The various sporting activities offered by Scotland-canoeing, pony trecking, swimming, curling, ice skating, skiing and waterskiing (16.45) Playing golf (16.45) Overhead view of the Royal and Ancient course of St Andrews (17.04) Various countries attracted to Scotland are listed by the v/o whilst some are shown (17.52) Iv with Dietrich Stubbermann, managing director of Atlas Hydrolics on his choice to locate his company in Scotland (19.03) Freight bases- the Coatbridge container base at work (19.30) map showing Scotland's four key ports (19.44) Travelling through the motorway system of Glasgow (20.27) Overhead view of roads (20.41) Gvs East Kilbride (20.59) Map showing Scotland's six new towns (21.11) British Airway's and Bristow's helicopter base at Aberdeen (22.04) Helicopter flying out to oil platform (22.54) Men at work on oil platform (23.22) An oil base being built across the river from Montrose (23.38) Trawler arriving into Aberdeen port (23.53) Ancient harbour walls being rebuilt (24.05) Pipe laying at Peterhead (24.45) Visuals landscape merging into calendar shots followed by views of industry merging into postcards in airport (26.04) Aeroplane takes off (26.33) End.