FERRY WAR ON THE CLYDE

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Politics
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Scotland today

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: FERRY WAR ON THE CLYDE

Reference number: T2346

Date: 1981

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 24.45 mins

Description: Reporter Bob Cuddihy takes a look at the battle for supremacy on the Gourock to Dunoon ferry route between Western Ferries and Caledonian MacBrayne. Includes interviews with George Younger, Donald Dewar, representatives of the companies and local residents and businessmen.

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(0.00) blank [music starts 0.02, then commentary] (1.17) shot of Royal Navy submarine on Firth of Clyde with crew lined on deck - gvs firth with two ferries in distance - shot of Caledonian MacBrayne terminal at Gourock Pier - int office shots in terminal office, staff at work - gv Gourock pier (2.12) talking head Secretary of State for Scotland George Younger about government's subsidy to Highland ferry routes and to the Clyde routes - shot of ferries on firth - talking head MP John MacKay [out of sync] - interview at quayside with Western Ferries' representative [out of sync] - shot of Western Ferries advert on bridge at Gourock (3.44) gvs of Western Ferries' ferry 'Farringford' at quayside - talking head Colonel William Dalziel of the Transport Users' Consultative Committee Scotland [out of sync] - talking head MacKay [out of sync] about his concerns about Western Ferries' 'Highland Seabird' - brief gvs of ferry - talking head Caledonian MacBrayne representative, John Whittle? [out of sync] about quality of Caledonian MacBrayne service - talking head MacKay [out of sync] about quality of Caledonian MacBrayne service - shot of Farringford at quayside (5.41) talking head Younger [out of sync] about Highland Seabird service - talking head Dunoon resident / businessman? about service subsidies [out of sync] (6.51) talking head Donald Dewar MP criticising Younger's proposals [out of sync] - talking head Whittle? about ripple effect on Caledonian MacBrayne's service provision [out of sync] - [flash frames] - talking head Younger [out of sync] about seaworthiness of 'Farringford' (8.09) shots of Farringford at quayside - talking head Younger [out of sync] - talking head Western Ferries' representative [out of sync] about seaworthiness of Farringford - gvs Farringford at quayside and shots on board, c/u shots of dilapidated fittings - talking head Dalziel [out of sync] about comparison of two companies' ships - [flash frame] talking head Dunoon resident / businessman? about effect of proposals on local business [out of sync] gv Dunoon ferry terminal and talking head local resident / businessman? about loss of trade [out of sync] - shot of Pickford's and Sunblest lorries driving off ferry at Dunoon - talking head local resident / businessman? about Caledonian MacBrayne's facilities [out of sync] - talking head local man about Caledonian MacBrayne's terminal facilities - shot of Caledonian MacBrayne's terminal buildings at Gourock - shots of Western ferries terminal, including small enquiries caravan - talking head Dewar [out of sync] about 'indefensible nonsenses' of the proposals - talking head local resident / businessman? about cost of proposals [out of sync] - talking head Whittle? [out of sync] about Western Ferries' finances - talking head Dewar [out of sync] about Western Ferries' finances (13.34) talking head Younger [out of sync] about Western Ferries viability - talking head MacKay [out of sync] about Western Ferries finances - talking head Western Ferries' representative [out of sync] about finances - talking head Dewar [out of sync] about subsidies to Western Ferries - shot of cars disembarking from ferry - talking head MacKay about his own proposals [out of sync] - talking head Western Ferries' representative [out of sync] about subsidies - [flash frame] - talking head Dewar [out of sync] about politics of the situation - talking head Western Ferries representative [out of sync] about Dewar's comments - talking head Whittle? [out of sync] about traffic competition - talking head MacKay [out of sync] about competition - talking head Western Ferries representative [out of sync] about dealing with government (18.58) talking head Younger [out of sync] about his proposals - gvs Gourock pier, passengers disembarking from ferry, cars on ferry (19.37) [commentary continues over black, music to 24.39] (24.45)