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  • Dumfriesshire
  • Fife
  • Glasgow
  • Renfrewshire


  • Construction and engineering
  • Food and drink
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Power resources
  • Tourism and travel
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  • Films of Scotland Committee


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 0038

Date: 1963

Director: d. Harvey Harrison

Sponsor: South of Scotland Electricity Board Advisers Films of Scotland Committee

Production company: Ace Film Production

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.15 mins

Description: A Scots-Canadian emigrant family on their first return visit to Scotland where they witness industrial improvement due to the Scottish Electric Grid.

Credits: p. Frank Green
cameras Michael Nunn, Bob Monks, Kenneth Gordon
sc. Douglas Dale from a story by Basil R Vickers
production supervisor John S. Green
John Fraser ... Tom Masson
Alison Fraser ... Molly Urquhart
Jean ... Janet Stewart
Bruce ... Leslie Ed

Shotlist: Reel 1
Credits (0.32) gvs Prestwick Airport, an older couple wait for the Frasers who alight from the plane and wave to them (1.40) couple welcome their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren Bruce and Jean;(2.24) tracking shots of countryside (2.58) arriving at grandparents' farmhouse, Mr Fraser and grandfather look at an electric grass dryer (4.47) Mrs Fraser is reunited with "Auld Mac", a horse (4.15) Family walking along a street in Dumfries; browsing in an electrical shop with electric washing machines and mangles, Mr Fraser meets an old friend who points at a map showing electrical service and repair shops in the South of Scotland (5.38) Ellisland Farm; c/u of notice board marking Robert Burns' stay at the farmhouse. (6.25) shot of Brig o' Dee; tracking shots from car; gvs Tongland hydroelectric station (6.54) tracking shot Loch Doon; family have a picnic at the side of the loch; tracking shot of loch (8.04)

Reel 2
exts and ints Barony Power Station, near Auchinleck; Mr Fraser and son looking at coal slurry heap (1.30) mother is given a face mask in Glasgow Salon; visits Kelvin Hall, where a "Children's Electric Cooking Competition" is being held (2.23) ints. Bannockburn school, with electrical underfloor heating; children dancing; Mr Fraser takes a tour of the school (3.16) shots children play outside new council housing in the Gorbals (3.37) pan up high-rise flats in Paisley [at that time the tallest in Scotland] (3.50) Mr Fraser visits Hunterston Power Station, while under construction, saying in v/o "the station will blend with the local countryside"; worker holds up uranium? fuel rod (4.41) gvs Edinburgh; Princes Street; Castle; pan from Scott Monument over Princes Street Gardens (5.16) family on boat viewing Bass Rock (5.51) gvs Kincardine Power Station (6.41) gvs Family leave Scotland on Empress of Britain; waving good-bye (7.34) montage of Scottish Power Stations (7.47) Shots liner sailing through Firth (8.11) The End