SCOTLAND - YOUR MARKET BASE IN EUROPE

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire
  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Science and technology
  • Ships and shipping
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SCOTLAND - YOUR MARKET BASE IN EUROPE

Reference number: 3153

Date: 1979

Sponsor: Films of Scotland, Scottish Development Agency and Intercomcon Inc.

Production company: Edinburgh Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.38 mins

Description: A group of industrialists give their views on the advantages of setting up business in Scotland.

Short American version. See also ref. 5818 for extended version. Note title variation.

The British Film Institute database describes the film as follows: "Presents five case histories, illustrating Scotland's suitability as a market base for overseas companies in Europe. Intended for senior industrial executives"

Shotlist: Visuals landscape (0.10) collage of brief shots of industries relating to American firms in Scotland, including aircraft landing, ship leaving docks, oil platform with burning gas flame, precision engineering (.28) brief aerial shot Glasgow (.30) title overlay (.40) shot of Highland landscape and c/u of water at dam (1.31) shot of oil platform in North Sea with burning gas flame (1.40) coal stocks (1.47) brief shot Edinburgh (1.55) brief shots of people working with computers and at scientific research (2.16) aerial shot of Forth Rail and Road bridges (2.27) aerials of container vessel in dock (2.39) shot of aircraft taking off (2.51) brief shot workforce leaving work (3.02) aerials Digital Equipment Corporation's European base near Glasgow (3.11) ints. factory floor of same (3.30) shot of Company's chief executive in Arizona talking about reason for choosing Scotland as company's European base (3.58) ints. shots of people at work in Scottish base (4.18) ext. of small shops in Edinburgh (4.32) talking head of chief executive in Arizona again (4.43) brief shot of sailing boat and windsurfer (4.51) talking head Hewlett Packard's Scottish manager talking about similarities between Americans and Scots' attitudes at work (5.21) aerials Baker Oil Tool Company's European base in Aberdeen (5.35) talking head its Vice President talking about reasons for choosing Scotland (6.05) ints. Baker Oil Tools factory floor (6.14) aerials Cummins Engines base at Shotts (6.27) ints. factory floor of same (6.39) talking head manager talking about why Shotts was chosen with the help of capital from the Scottish Development Agency (7.09) ext. Scottish Development Agency office in Glasgow (7.20) shots of an off-road vehicle whose development was funded by the SDA (7.34) collage of brief shots of various industries and landscape (8.22) ecs (8.38)