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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 Eddleston
Andrew ... Alexander MacKenzie
Mary ... Meg Buchanan
and South of Scotland Electricity Board's Staff
advisers Films of Scotland Committee

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