Workers complete a new section of the A74 near Abington and a scientist in the Scottish Home Department Roads Division Mobile Laboratory No. 1 carries out tests. (clip)

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Title: A74 ROAD

Reference number: 5119

Date: 1962c

Production company: [ Templar Film Studios]

Sound: mute

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.04 mins

Description: Construction work on the A74, including some footage of laboratory testing carried out within the 'Scottish Home Department Roads Division Mobile Laboratory No. 1'.

Shotlist: gvs A74 under construction; (0.42) c/u unveiling A74 road sign, lorries driving onto new section of road; shots of lorries using overpass (1.22) construction work over railway (1.35) ints and exts "Scottish Home Department Roads Division Mobile Laboratory No. 1" portakabin with scientists doing tests (2.11) further shots of trunk road improvement, construction of dual carriageway by Dumfries County Council (2.41) sign for Abington Services and gvs construction work (3.04)