FISHING AND STORM AT HARBOUR

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • East Lothian
  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FISHING AND STORM AT HARBOUR

Reference number: 4493

Date: 1926c - 1936c / 1939* / 1953c

Director: [filmed by Alex Lowe]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.13 mins

Description: 1930s footage of the Musselburgh fishing fleet at sea and at Stornoway and Mallaig, pre-war military activity around Oban and the Fisherrow Fisherman's Walk celebrations - also includes 1950s footage of storm damage at Musselburgh and yachting and regatta scenes.

Related to ref. 4494 STORNOWAY, being account of the annual voyage by Musselburgh herring fishing fleet to the west coast fishing grounds, leaving Musselburgh and travelling through the Forth and Clyde and Crinan canals to reach the west coast fishing grounds for the start of the season.

An edited version of both films, entitled A VOYAGE TO STORNOWAY, is available for purchase as part of the VHS mail order compilation, The Sea Harvesters.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from VHS - manual control track]

[bw] [no title] gvs of river and snow-covered banks - l/shots of schooner at sea - brief shot of shark fin in water - shots of fishing boat LH357 at sea, shots of crew relaxing on board - shots of passing boat - shots of buoy and shark fins - shot of steam drifter LT1120 'Present Help' at sea, more shots of shark fins on surface - shots of crew casting nets over side of boat (2.10) [col] shots of dead whale at water's edge - shots of children bouncing up and down on whale's carcass on beach - shot of whale lying at foot of steps from shore-front - shots of fishermen on board boats mending nets - gvs of fishing boats, steam drifters, in harbour at Stornoway, Lews Castle in background, barrels of fish on pier (3.32) shots of fisherwomen gutting fish at harbour, young boy helping - shots of baskets of fish being winched from boat, fish tipped into barrels and salted - more gvs of fisherwomen at work - shots in hold of boat, fisherman picking up fish, holding them up for camera - shot of LH56 and cargo vessel 'Jutland' at quayside, stacks of fish barrels on pier - brief l/s of fisherwomen at work (4.47) int gvs of man working loom, weaving dark blue cloth [possibly intended for RAF uniforms] - shots of women in mill measuring lengths of cloth on tables (5.13) brief gv of harbour busy with fishing boats - brief shots of rocky coastline and jetty (5.30) [Dufay col] shots of Musselburgh fishing boat at sea - shots on board fishing boat, men sitting on deck smoking - c/u shots of skipper in wheelhouse - shots of the men casting the nets over the side - shots of sunset over sea - shots of fishing boats passing Kisimul Castle?, heading out to sea - c/u shots of crew members on board (7.18) gvs Tobermory Bay?, fishing boats and naval vessels at anchor - tracking shot past Royal Navy destroyer at anchor - gvs of bay - l/shots from ferry passing Duart Castle and Lismore lighthouse - shots of children scrubbing deck of ferry - gvs passing seaplane base near Oban, seaplanes at anchor on water - gvs of supply ship and line of submarines, paddle steamer, steam yacht and approach to Oban harbour (9.10) [bw] gvs of Fisherrow Fisherman's Walk along Musselburgh High Street: shots of parade led by brass band, followed by women carrying banner, women and children, some dancing past - shots of Fisherman's Walk presentation ceremony under banner outside Pinkie House and c/u shots of participants - shots in grounds of Pinkie House? of older women performing traditional dance, couples waltzing, brass band playing, fishermen and women dancing reels - c/u shots of crowd (11.29) [col] dark shots of Musselburgh harbour and New Street - shots of waves washing over the Promenade - shots of wreckage of small boats on the shore, people surveying the damage - gvs of harbour and fishing boats at anchor - gvs of storm clouds and sunset (12.40) shots of motor yacht 'Eleandra', converted fishing boat? on Forth - gvs from boat sailing along Forth & Clyde? canal - gvs of yachts at sea (15.21) shots of Eleandra passing through canal lock - gvs from Eleandra passing along Crinan Canal - shots of yachts at sea and in Oban Bay - shots of family in rowing boat off Oban on summer day, gvs of yachts and speedboats in bay, liner in distance, possibly RMS Caronia - gvs of regatta (18.11)