ROAD TO THE ISLES - LOCHMOR

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides
  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Travelogue

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ROAD TO THE ISLES - LOCHMOR

Reference number: 4603

Date: 1965c

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.58 mins

Description: Following the mail ship 'Lochmor' on her journey delivering to the Outer Hebrides.

See also refs. 4602 and 4604.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from timecoded VHS copy]

[no title] Ship name Lochmor. For 30 Years, From 1934 - 1964, The MacBrayne Motor Vessel Lochmor Provided The Outer Islands Mail Service. Map of mail route. Three Times A Week Day and Night. The Boat Made The Round Trip From Kyle of Lochalsh In Summer And In Winter... (0.26) Gv of landscape with sign post for Ross and Cromarty and Kyle of Lochalsh. (0.52) Quiet village street. L/s of village. (1.29) Ferry at port. Railway station. Sunset over the hills. (2.14) Blank. (2.15) [dark] tracking shot from ferry (2.36) C/u of seagull flying. View of the coast at half light. (2.57) C/u of the waves breaking on the hull of the ship. Gv of coastline and a fishing boat. (3.54) Gv's of different sections of the ship, waves breaking over the bow. Fishing boat ploughing through the rough sea. (4.28) Man operating the ship's telegraph. (4.40) Tracking shot towards the harbour at Mallaig. Men unloading boxes from a railcar (?). Boxes on a hoist being lowered into the ship's hold. (5.30) L/s from a hill above the town of the different vessels coming into port. Gv of the ferry sailing in the bay. (6.30) C/u of the sea swell around the propeller. Gv of the open sea. Two men on the bridge, one man is steering the ship's wheel. (7.16) Coastline. Small boat coming in alongside the ship. Coastline. Small boat coming in alongside the ship. Ship's flag against the mountainous coastline. (8.32) Lights of a harbour (?) as the ship docks at night.Ints. man climbing into a bed bunk. (Film maker(?)). (9.10) Gv of coastline. Tracking shot as ship moves towards a pier. Vehicles at the pier, cars and a bus. (10.09) Gv of the village and ship at the pier. Sacks are hoisted from the ship's hold and placed on the quayside. (11.04) Crew throwing the ropes to dock at another pier. (Castlebay?) Barrels are unloaded. Gv of coastline. Sunset. The End (13.58)