MILLPORT AND ISLE OF CUMBRAE 1965

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Places:

  • Bute

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: MILLPORT AND ISLE OF CUMBRAE 1965

Reference number: 4597

Date: 1965

Director: filmed by Mr Tom Urie

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14:42 mins

Description: A day trip to Millport, stopping off to see many attractions around the island of Greater Cumbrae. Includes a boat trip to Cumbrae lighthouse.

Shotlist: montage of different gvs Millport and ferry, followed by title (0.47) view of Isle of Cumbrae, small island in Firth of Clyde and passing shot Millport at South End; approach and landing at Millport Pier, gvs bay (1.56) shot of street, panning round to show buses (2.05) shot of harbour, exts Royal George Hotel (2.13) street scenes, including bicycles and a few cars parked (2.23) exts. Ritz Cafe with lots of bikes parked outside, gvs people cycling (2.35) the 'Eelans' (?) and Little Cumbrae, gvs shore at beach (2.56) c/u Crocodile Rock (3.03) shot of cliff face (resembling Queen Victoria's Head!) (3.12) exts Marine Biological Research Station (3.36) gvs Lion Rock, various angles (3.53) c/u wishing well; boy dismounts his bicylce, and takes a drink; c/u well (4.14) exts Fairhaven Tearoom, cows in nearby field (4.44) Hakko's mound where King Hakko (Jacob?) watched the Battle of Largs (4.57) the Tattie Pier, used to be main pier for island (5.22) monument at north end of island in honour of sailors drowned nearby (5.42) gvs coast and shore, wildflowers on rocks (6.04) Indian's Head carved in rock; view of the Sleeping Warrior, Arran (6.27) Tommy Kennedy's cafe and mineral water factory, Fintry Bay; exts as boy goes in for refreshment; boy cycles along country roads (7.19) pitch and putt course at Millport West Bay (7.31) shot house with a beautiful rose garden (7.39) gvs children enjoying playpark, gvs beach and rocky bay (8.21) gvs older part of town; street scenes (8.44) c/u 'Hunters Motor Launches' board advertising boat trips, for fishing and sightseeing (8.49) gvs on a trip to Cumbrae lighthouse (9.37) sheep walking around the lighthouse buildings; tourists sit a millstone, and walk over the island (10.06) the visitors return to their boat; shot of boat towing a dinghy; shot of another ferry (?) at sea (10.19) gvs coast as seen from moving ship, Cumbrae castle and nearby ruins (10.50) hovercraft, tried arriving at Kames Bay (11.33) gvs of old steam puffer 'Saxon' [which had, at the time, been used to film 'Para Handy' and carried some 'Vital Spark' lifebelts] bringing coal to island, coal being unloaded from hold by bucket and crane and onto truck (12.35) it chugs off into distance, views black smoke (12.45) visitors wave goodbye from the 'Countess of Breadalbane' (13.04) gvs surrounding area and sunset gvs as seen from highest point on island (13.46) Little Cumbrae lighthouse flashing light in darkness; brief shots of Millport Illuminations during the Glasgow September weekend (14.28) The End (14.42)