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  • Morayshire


  • Leisure and recreation


  • Amateur


  • MICKEL, Douglas


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 6256

Date: 1960

Director: [filmed by Douglas Mickel]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.27 mins

Description: Amateur family film shot by Douglas Mickel featuring his daughter's Guide, Scout and Cub parade; guests in fancy dress and masks enjoying the Mi-Careme Ball ; a skiing trip to Grantown-on-Spey.

See also HOMEBUILDERS: Mactaggart and Mickel and the Scottish housebuilding industry ed. Miles Glendinning and Diane Watters, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1999.

Shotlist: [Shotlisted from Betacam SP 597, manual control track]

(0.00) [col] [no title credits]; Guide, Scout and Cub troops assemble and start marching towards church - there are a few adults around keeping them in order (1.29) Mickel family scenes: mother and daughters sitting outside under trees with knitting, fastening wild flowers into their buttonholes, father (Douglas Mickel) gathers tartan rug and puts into boot of car (2.03) [b&w] Douglas Mickel (dressed up as a diver complete with snorkel!) guides a 'monster dragon' along the garden (similar to a Chinese dragon, with lots of people making up the costume) (2.42) ints fancy dress party [the Mi-Careme Ball on 24th March 1960] people drinking, dancing and dressed up extravagantly (4.45) the 'monster dragon' walks into garage at house (4.55) [slowed down] gvs guests in fancy dress parade in their finery, prizes are then awarded for best costume, gvs 'monster dragon' being paraded (6.39) balloons are dropped from the ceiling, they are in aid of the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind, gvs people dancing and smiling (7.38) [col] c/u sign for Grantown-on-Spey; family walking along rocky and muddy paths in very wet weather, one girl is carrying skis in what looks to be a golf caddy - gvs assembling the troops, complete with skis, unloading bus and gathering, there is some sleet and snow in some shots but no actual skiing being done (9.56) County of Aberdeen / County of Banff boundary and more gvs (10.28) gvs as seen from moving car, roads at Grantown, passing the Craiglynne Hotel and Garage where they stop and unload skiing equipment (11.25) gvs children skiing on snow - The End (12.27)