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  • 1960s

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Title: ORKNEY 1960

Reference number: 3678

Date: 1960

Director: filmed by Ian M. Heddle

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 25.18 mins

Description: Orkney in 1960 mainly concerns travel to and from the South Isles. Primarily this was shows the Heddle family visiting different islands, and playing at the beach. However there are some interesting examples of the way the more remote islands survived and how goods were delivered to and from the islands.

There is one sequence which shows how sheep were transported from one island, now uninhabited, to the other isles. The 'Pole Star' Northern Lighthouse Board Vessel also can be seen.

Shotlist: title gvs Ballachulish car ferry (0.52) Boys playing in a stream with their welly boots on (1.32) Highland cattle (2.09) Various boats at Scrabster (?) (2.46) Jack Stevenson, Captain of the ferry "St Ola" on board the ship (2.52) Arriving at a pier taken from a boat and the gangway put in place (3.47) Arriving at a pier, Graemsay (?) on a smaller boat , cargo being taken off the boat - including a sheep! (4.19) Arriving at a pier, Flotta (?) cargo being taken off the boat, including a barrel of oil (5.45) Heddle family on a hill (5.58) Heddle family at a beach, Rackwick (?) (6.37) A woman getting into a car on the hillside (6.43) Gvs of the sea and ship at steam, shot of a shipwreck (7.15) Rocky landscape, seapinks, at a cliff edge - The Stoup, near Snelsetter (?) (8.08) two women walking along hillside (8.18) A turkey with its feathers fanned out (8.33) Lyness Cemetery (8.59) Two boys throwing stones and rocks in a stream - The Pepal Burn (?) (9.30) Little girl outside a house (9.36) Birds on the shore, puffins (?) boys sitting on the hull of an old wooden boat (9.59) Boats in the harbour (10.31) Heddle family on the pier (10.40) Sheep in a rowing boat and men lifting the sheep onto the boat while at sea - sheep from Cava (?) (11.06) Cargo being loaded onto the boat, at Graemsay pier (?) (11.28) Lighthouse, heading into Stromness passing the steam "Pole Star" ship that served the Northern Lighthouses (?) (11.49) Car being taken and lifted from the boat onto the pier (12.01) Cattle in a field, including calves (12.16) Boys playing on a beach and cliffs, including bathing in the sea, seals, Eynhallow (?) Landscape pan (14.43) Calf on a trailer (14.50) Heddle family at the Earls Palace in Kirkwall (15.17) Gvs of coastline cliffs - Hole O'Rowe, Skaill (?) Sheep by the cliffs (16.11) Two boys damming a burn running into the sea across the beach with sand (11.06) Gvs of the narrow empty streets of Stromness (21.08)Two boys climbing up and down a steep grassy hill to get to the beach (22.21) Heddle family going in to the sea for a paddle / swim (?) - very cold weather (22.48) Heddle family and friends on a pier with the camera on the boat leaving, other boats on the Pentland Firth (?) (24.28) Highland cows (25.05) The End (25.18)