EDINBURGH GENERAL

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  • TAIT, Margaret

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: EDINBURGH GENERAL

Reference number: 8554

Date: 1955c

Director: [filmed by Margaret Tait]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.12 mins

Description: General shots of Edinburgh City Centre taken by film-maker Margaret Tait, focussing on the Royal Mile, Holyrood House and Princes Street Gardens.

See also refs. 8552 and 8553.

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

Scott Munument, Princes Street Gardens in full bloom, tuplips in foreground (0.02) exts New Town architecture (0.07) view looking along Princes Street, featuring red Lothian buses and a policeman manually directing traffic (0.19) shot of Scott Monument [Royal Mile in far background Evening News building can also be seen] (0.28) Castle entrance (0.39) exts St. Giles Catherdral, shot looking down Royal Mile (0.42) exts entrance to Holyrood Palace, children playing in street in front, there is a red postbox in foreground (0.59) exts Holyrood (1.22) c/u Heart of Midlothian brickwork on the Royal Mile (1.31) exts shops and pubs, Royal Mile including Rabbie Burns Bar, H.B. Wyllie, The Poppin (1.39) two small children and a woman walking down Tolbooth Wynd (1.48) view of the Mound and the Castle, a flower seller in foreground (1.57) exts Castle esplanade (2.12)