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Title: GATEWAY TO PLEASURE: Dunoon and Cowal

Reference number: 6060

Date: 1974c

Director: d. ph. Bill Robertson

Production company: West Coast Film Production

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 19.23 mins

Description: Promotional film on behalf of Dunoon & Cowal Tourist Board in the mid-1970’s, highlighting the attractions of that town and its catchment area.

Credits: commentary Gordon Roddick
sc. Frank Dougan
ph. and ed. Bill Robertson

Shotlist: Title overlays aerial shots (0.30) map of area (0.39) b&w engraving of coast (0.51) m/v pier, roll on/roll off ferry approaching pier. Closer view (1.04) small MG sports car drives off ferry followed by other cars (1.28) ext. Information centre at the pier head (1.39) int. information centre, couple talking to member of staff (1.50) l/s Castle house, now the Council chambers, gvs gardens (2.02) streets busy with traffic ext. Queens Hall (2.10) the Queen and Prince Philip visiting Dunoon in August 1958. Inspecting kilted troops (2.18) representative of Duke of Argyll offering the Queen a traditional red rose (2.21) c/u red rose (2.24) int. main hall (2.36) traditional music on stage (2.42) pan Dunoon on Firth (2.55) red roses in castle gardens. Gvs people sitting on benches on sunny day (3.05) putting green (3.15) gvs streets in town (3.34) hotels and guest houses on both east and west bay (3.45) gvs west bay, holidaymakers (4.05) remote control model boats in pond from the Clyde Model Steamer Club, people watching (4.39) toddler places toy boat in pond (4.46) gvs people from Holy Loch sailing club in small yachts (5.09) woman waterskiing (5.19) tracking shot of Kirn from the water (5.33) frogmen divers emerging from water, members of Dunoon sub-aqua club. Being helped into rubber dinghy (6.04) int. Dunoon swimming pool, gvs people swimming and children in smaller pool (6.36) men bowling (6.53) pan golf course (7.09) people playing tennis (7.19) children's amusement park in Argyll gardens at front. Tracking shot from miniature vehicle ride (7.43) crowd applauding young girl singing at 'Pete's Party' (7.59) pipe band in Highland dress (8.24) gvs Highland night at Dunoon stadium. Crowd watching trapeze artists (8.43) motorcycle stunt team. Gvs various stunts including riding through a bonfire (9.17) coach and cars arriving at Benmore gardens, ext. Younger Botanic Gardens. People entering avenue of Californian redwood trees (9.43) gvs shrubs (10.16) goldfish in pond (10.22) men angling at sea in a small boat (10.37) steamer departs from pier, tracking shot of landscape of Kyles of Bute (11.40) motorists looking at scenery, car parked in lay-by. View of Tighnabruaich and the Kyles, l/s steamer passing (12.05) street in Tighnabruaich, gvs (12.28) tracking shot from water of landscape of district of Cowal (12.31) Tighnabruaich bird sanctuary, gvs ducks (12.51) pan Loch Goil at Lochgoilhead (13.04) wooden chalets (13.17) view from water of ruins of Carrick Castle (13.22) people in canoes in water (13.32) girls pony-trekking along country road (14.11) pipe band at Cowal Games (14.20) pipe bands marching up street, past large crowds (14.50) pipe band playing in stadium, highland dancing, shot putt, wrestling (15.30) c/u girl dancing over swords (15.43) tug o' war, piper, hammer throwing, highland dancing, pipe band (16.19) caber tossing, highland dancing, pan stadium during Highland games (17.00) female competitors standing on highland dancing stage, trophies to the front (17.15) crowd applauding pipe band marching past (17.38) fireworks at night, ecs overlaid (19.23)