"FUN CITY", PORTOBELLO / LOCH KATRINE - TROSSACHS

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Reporter Bill Tennent talks to the proprietor of Fun City, Portobello, about the public perceptions of fairgrounds. (clip - full length available onsite)

Video 2

Reporter Bill Tennent talks to Glasgow Corporation’s resident engineer at Loch Katrine about the city’s water supply. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Time out with tennent

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: "FUN CITY", PORTOBELLO / LOCH KATRINE - TROSSACHS

Reference number: T1131

Date: [1966]

Director: d. Geoff Rimmer

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.25 mins

Description: Programmes in the STV series 'Time Out With Tennent'. First report dealing with the changing nature of the modern fun fair at "Fun City" Portobello, second report dealing with life along the shores of Loch Katrine.

Credits: camera Bill Scott, Varick Easton
sd. rec. Len Southam
film ed. Fred Bull
programme associate David Duncan
programme ed. Bill Lyall

Shotlist: title sequence [including STV countdown leader and logo] (0.32) gvs "Fun City" Portobello outside Edinburgh introduction moving to i/v beside the fun fair with Michael McCready owner of the site interspersed with shots of the crowds enjoying the rides; dodgems, shooting gallery and other rides. There is a discussion of the economics of running a fairground, travelling people, the redevelopment of Portobello and how that might affect Portobello (6.31) i/v with elderly woman, Mrs Rebecca Pollard, who had worked in the fairs since she was a teenager (7.55) shots of Bingo Stall at the fairground (8.21) more similar shots of the rides, shots of Bill Tennent in dodgem car - winding up first half (9.12) [End of Part One logo - leader - Part Two Logo] (9.41) B.T. beside Loch Katrine i/v with W.S. Thomson the photographer of Highland scenes for postcards with his camera set up - discussing his career and what motivates him as a photographer of rural scenes (13.40) i/v with Bill Orr engineer at Glen Finglas Reservoir interspersed with shots of the dam and loch (16.17) i/v with shepherd with his sheep (17.58) i/v with skipper Davie Stewart of the "Sir Walter Scott" which sails up the loch beside the boat in harbour - boat sails off (20.15) shots of the boat sailing up the loch with shots of the loch from the boat (21.33) returning to W.S. Thomson talking briefly about the changes ie. the Forestry Commission and the Hydro Electric Dams - B.T. winding up programme (22.42) ecs (23.25)