ROAD THROUGH THE SUNSET ISLES, the

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Places:

  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts and crafts
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • ELDER, John C

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: ROAD THROUGH THE SUNSET ISLES, the

Reference number: 0196

Date: 1937

Director: d. J.C. Elder

Sponsor: David McBraynes Limited

Production company: J. C. Elder

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.00 mins

Description: A hiking holiday through the Hebrides, exploring Lewis, Harris, the Uists, Benbecula and Barra.

Issued with "Honeymoon Cruiseā€¯ No. 1 and 2 as a musical travelogue entitled "Bonnie Scotland Calls You" (1938).

Woman at spinning wheel is Mrs Janet MacLeod. Man loading cart with peat, Hector McLeod of Vachdar. Hector McKenzie's gig crossing to Benbecula took 50 minutes - it took 45 minutes to walk.

Credits: cam. ass. Isabel Elder
titles Ronald McLaren

Shotlist: Credits (.10) A hiking holiday through Hebridean scenes. Stornoway to Castlebay. The travels of two hikers around the Hebrides, with scenes of the way of life in the islands and various points of interest. Callanish. The standing stones (1.35) On through a land of peat. Shots of peat cutters at work. Ronald McDonald loads peat onto a cart at Lochboisdale (3.20) Tarbert, Harris. Scenes of the harbour and town. The "Lochmor" steams into the bay (4.04) Communal sheep dipping. Shots of same (4.42) an old woman sits spinning at her front door (5.13) The two hikers on the road. Rodel. Shots of the village, then on to North Uist by steamer (6.47) Shots of old and new houses, the Lochmaddy cattle show, and its opening by the Secretary of State for Scotland, Sir Walter Elliot, accompanied by Dr. MacLeod [wearing the kilt] (8.10) across to South Uist by ford at Benbecula. Gig driven by Hector McKenzie [the gig ceased to operate in 1958 when the causeway was built] (9.31) Peatcutting. Shots of same (10.26) Highland wedding. Dr. McKinnon and Morag McDonald (11.25) The hikers set up camp (13.20) Castlebay views of same Kisimul's Castle. Shots of castle and shoreline (15.12) Farewell to Barra (15.59)