SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND, the

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Inner Hebrides
  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Food and drink
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • IFA Scotland

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND, the

Reference number: 3150

Date: 1979

Director: d. Laurence Henson

Sponsor: Films of Scotland on behalf of Long John International

Production company: IFA (Scotland) Ltd

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.36 mins

Description: The distilling processes at the Long John distilleries at Laphraoig, Tormore and Glenugie.

See production file.

Credits: cam. Eddie McConnell
comm. s. John Sheddon

Shotlist: title (0.15) aerial shot of eagle in flight (0.48) c/u Macdonald family tree of "Long John Macdonald" (1.19) shot of graveyard at Braes of Lochaber showing headstone of "Long John" Macdonald and l/s of church and graveyard (1.47) brief shot of map showing Macdonald distilleries, followed by shot of seashore and clifs of Islay (2.20) aerial shot of church (2.27) c/u of Celtic cross (2.39) shot of Long John heavy goods vehicle coming off ferry at Port Askaig and driving on roads, through Bowmore and into distillery at Laphraoig (3.49) barley being malted (5.01) peat being cut (5.22) peat being burned to infuse malted barley and smoke coming out of maltings chimney (5.56) l/s Laphraoig Distillery at night (6.12) aerial views of Hebridean islands (6.49) aerials of harbour (unidentified) (7.04) aerials of herd of red deer (7.11) brief shot river spey (7.32) aerials and ext. of Tormore Distillery, speyside (8.00) c/u burn used for Tormore distilling (8.33) c/u mashtun (8/50) shot of copper stills and distilling process (10.26) barrels of Long John whisky being loaded onto a truck and driven away (10.40)c/u bells ringing (10.50) aerial shot of Tormore Distillery (11.06) aerials of fields of barley and shots of threshing machinery cutting barley (11.28) shot of "Simpsons Malt" truck driving into Glenugie Distillery in the North East (11.44) coopers making oak casks for Glenugie whisky (12.24) recording of quantity of spirit going into each cask (12.37) measuring of each distillation (12.46) casks of whisky in warehouse (13.54) ext. Glenugie Distillery with truck driving away from it (14.03) casks of whisky on a ferry from Laphraoig (14.15) l/s truck driving on road from Tormore (14.28) trucks from each distillery on their way on different roads on their way to Glasgow (15.39) ext. Strathclyde Distillery in Glasgow (15.58) c/u barley being sorted (16.05) c/u distilling machinery (16.28) ext. of Long John site at Westhorn on the banks of the Clyde and aerials of bonding warehouses, and blending and bottling plant at Westhorn (16.41) brief shot barrels of whisky on truck (16.49) whisky blender sniffing different whiskys (18.32) bottling, packing and distribution of Long John whisky (19.31) brief shot people dancing to the pipes at a ceilidh (19.53) ext. Laphroaig distillery at night (20.04) sunset (20.17) ecs (20.36)