New building work and scenes along Hanover Street in Stranraer in the early 1960s. (clip)

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Reference number: T1101

Date: [1963]

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.12 mins

Description: Report on the industry of Stranraer, with emphasis on the reaction of local government, business and press to the possibility of railway closure.

Shotlist: [SCOTLAND ON STRANRAER - Dateline] Disused Navy base Cairnryan, leader (1.12) Pan Docks (2.00) Iv Mr Murray speaks about efforts to encourage light industry to Stranraer, by means of setting aside an industrial site; (3.45) exts. Feed Mill; Iv Mr. Hannay speaks about mill's situation in an agricultural area, and lack of dependence on the railway; gvs Factory workers sealing bags of animal feed (7.15) Stranaer Harbour Iv with Murray on development (9.25) Town centre Iv Mr Robinson George Hotel "loss of rail customers" change in tourist trade (11.30) Caledonian Princess docks, cars roll on; ferry leaving (12.45) more Murray on town development (14.00) gv's streets (15.04) "Free Press" editor John Boyd speaks of campaigning against previous proposals for closure of the railway, and Dunragit Creamery; he speaks positively about the future of Stranraer (17.00) Presses of paper (18.12).