The procession of student floats makes its way through the streets of Edinburgh for Charity Week 1967. (clip)

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  • Edinburgh


  • Amateur


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 6880

Date: 1967, April 29

Director: [filmed by Dr. M Latyszewski]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.56 mins

Description: Edinburgh Student Charities Week Procession, 1967. Includes details of floats and fancy dress, including the "Torrey Canyon", representing the oil tanker that caused a major environmental disaster.

Shotlist: c/u of two students wearing mice masks and costumes (0.05) views of students assembling in George Square in fancy dress outside modern university buildings; (0.31) shot of "Sorrey Canyon" [sic] float; c/u students on board with oil smeared faces, [Torrey Canyon was an oil tanker that caused a major environmental disaster when it capsized] (0.39) students running along in "Ancient Greek" fancy dress; a float on a N.C.B. lorry, (1.01) shots of crowds lining streets; students having a water fight; "Hawaiian" float (1.30) gvs floats parading; brass band; Puppet on a String float; Expo 67; c/u students in costume collecting donations from the street gvs procession in streets including "Pakistan" float; Alice in Wonderland; Photosoc [dressed as mice]; Napier Technical College float (3.54) sign "Lolli Lido" [George Square?] (3.56)