NAIROBI TO WICK

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Places:

  • Caithness

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: NAIROBI TO WICK

Reference number: 4618

Date: 1957

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.14 mins

Description: Film documenting an aeroplane journey from Nairobi to Wick. Most of the film focusses on Wick and John O'Groats, featuring street scenes, harbour scenes, coastal scenery, Dounreay Power Station, and finishing with an old steamer crossing the Pentland Firth.

Shotlist: [Please note shotlisted from VHS copy, times converted from 25fps]

Brief shots of a man checking over an aeroplane at Nairobi airport (0.44) view from plane window, finishing with c/u wheels being dropped for landing (1.43) brief shot aeroplane on runway, for re-fuelling (2.02) take off, aerial shots of coastline and long sandy beaches, rocky cliffs (2.47) gvs unidentified foreign city (Malta?), including street scenes, architecture, military band, market stalls (6.01) view from plane window of coastline; aerials of town (7.58) tracking shot from car of houses and fields, church (8.42) a quite empty Wick Harbour, town bridge, including shot of some young boys fishing (9.49) pan across empty fairground probably in preparation for Wick Gala Week, exts Wick Parish Kirk, shot of woman sitting on bench (10.04) shot looking down Bridge Street, Wick showing a few cars and people going about their daily business (10.19) gvs allotment, three women sit and walk around garden (11.37) shot of shipwreck on coast Aberdeen trawler 'Carensea' ashore in Broadhaven half a mile north of Wick (12.08) -blank- (12.11) exts John O'Groats House Hotel, old harbour wall, John O'Groats at high tide, gvs coastline overlooking Sandwick Bay, people on beach - distant shot Duncansby Head lighthouse on headland (12.47) [b&w] gvs looking out to Isle of Stroma over Pentland Firth, where an old Aberdeen steam trawler crosses - Pentland Skerries lighthouse in distance (13.34) departure by car, gvs landscapes and coastline, including view over Dunnet Bay to Orkney in distance (15.06) exts Dounreay Power Station, (still under construction as there are cranes visible) (15.57) shot of woman in back garden hanging out washing (16.14)