A8

Construction work on the A8 trunk road improvements, concentrating on area around Bellshill, and featuring long shot of road and bridge. (clip)

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Television news

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: A8

Reference number: 3186

Date: 1962

Director: [ph. Mario Ford]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.19 mins

Description: Construction work on the A8 trunk road improvements.

Shotlist: brief shot of men in a rowing boat on the Clyde beside shipyards (.17) c/u sign reading "SCOTTISH HOME DEPARTMENT TRUNK ROAD IMPROVEMENTS FOR SIX MILES BAILLIESTON-NEWHOUSE AGENT AUTHORITY LANARKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL" and c/u of road sign showing A8 Edinburgh (.33) brief shot construction workers (.42) tracking shot of road (.58) earth moving machinery (caterpillar) at work (7.09) construction work on foundations of road (perhaps of flyover) (8.06) tracking shot of partially completed new road (8.35) c/u of roadsign showing A8 Edinburgh (8.53) shots of traffic driving beside partially completed road (16.19)