KILBRIDE FAMILY - WOOL PRODUCERS

Lesley and Thomas Kilbride produce wool on a small scale at Ri-Aulaidh, Cuaig, Strathcarron, Wester Ross. Explanation of processes involved including the special sheep they rear for wool. (clip - full length available onsite)

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  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Environment, the
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Television news

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: KILBRIDE FAMILY - WOOL PRODUCERS

Reference number: N0544

Date: 1982

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.42 mins

Description: General views of wool production on a small scale, family context. Lesley and Thomas Kilbride work from their croft at Ri-Aulaidh, Cuaig, Strathcarron, Wester Ross. Most processes are covered, from rearing the sheep, spinning, dying and weaving, through to sometimes making the finished garments.

The Kilbride family run business is still in existence in 2016. See website at http://www.croftwools.co.uk/ [last accessed 7/1/2016]

Shotlist: gvs of sheep [Shetland breed crossed with Gotland ram from Sweden], a woman dying wool fleeces. Shots of wool that had been dyed. Wool that had been woven into different patterns (4.42) [Lesley and Thomas Kilbride work from their croft at Ri-Aulaidh, Cuaig, Strathcarron, Wester Ross]