ROYAL MILE, the

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  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ROYAL MILE, the

Reference number: 8553

Date: 1955c

Director: [filmed by Margaret Tait]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.41 mins

Description: A short piece of film recording general views of Edinburgh's Royal Mile in the 1950s.

See also refs. 8552 and 8554.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from Digital Betacam tape, manual control track]

title Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, a man in kilt in foreground, a couple of cars to RHS (0.22) guard at Castle gate (0.29) exts shop on Royal Mile 'H.B. Wyllie, Chemist and Druggist'. Pan left to exts Rabbie Burns Bar. A man walks along followed by two little boys eating ice cream (0.45) exts St. Giles Cathedral [High Kirk of Edinburgh] and adjacent buildings New County Hall and Advocate's Library. Shot as a No. 35 bus stops and passengers board (1.11) c/u brickwork - The Heart of Midlothian (1.21) exts St. Giles Cathedral, pulling back to look down Royal Mile (1.35) gvs further along Royal Mile (1.47) Tolbooth Wynd, figures of adults and children silhouetted (1.55) crowds gather near Holyrood, a wedding party including brief shot of bride getting into car. Shot looking up street (2.20) c/u coat of arms, view looking into Holyrood Palace (2.36) THE END (2.41)