INTRODUCING SCOTLAND

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Borders
  • Edinburgh
  • Fife
  • Glasgow
  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping
  • Sporting activities
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)
  • Scottish Films / Thames and Clyde Productions

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: INTRODUCING SCOTLAND

Reference number: 0251

Date: 1958

Director: d. Stanley L. Russell

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: Thames and Clyde

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: A discussion of the social, economic and geographical infrastructure of Scotland, including scenes of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

You can currently view this film on BFI Player at http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-introducing-scotland-1958/ [last accessed 6/7/2015]

Credits: [sc. W G Beaton
comm. James McKechnie
ph. Stanley L. Russell]

Shotlist: Reel 1
credits (.26) gvs Highland scenery (1.07) shots of George Square and streets in Glasgow (1.22) coastal views, shots as trawlers leave harbour, shots of trawlers off-loading their catch. Shots of market at quayside (2.01) Aberdeen harbour and trawlers (2.14) shots of a steamer approaching Oban, shots of Dunoon, the Ballachulish ferry, and a puffer (2.46) gvs as people disembark from the steamer at Oban. A car is loaded onto the Ballachulish ferry. Shots of a puffer carrying coal (3.44) views of Clyde dockyards, shipyards viewed from the river, and shots of cargo vessel and ships under construction. Shots of riveters and welders at work (5.15) a vessel is launched (5.35) gvs of auxiliary trades to shipbuilding, for example engineering and navigation instruments (5.55) shots of the different forms of transport, such as Glasgow trams, the railway bridge across the River Clyde, a steam locomotive (6.24) shots of Hampden Park during a match between Rangers and Celtic (6.49) shots of coal miners at work in mine, at the pit head, and shots of coal skips (7.16) shot of Colvilles, the Clydebridge works, both exterior and interior. shots of blast furnaces and fetlers at work (7.53) the Forth rail bridge (8.00) various scenes of manufacturing products, tyres, sewing machines, sugar and cotton. An industrial estate (8.36) shots of BEA Viscount on the tarmac, a typewriter, and an alarm clock on the assembly line (9.04) shots of harvesting machinery, fields of haystacks and corn (10.16)

Reel 2
No credits. Dairy farming in Ayrshire. Shots of cattle at milking time (.54) shots of Highland cattle and Aberdeen Angus, and the Great Glen Cattle Ranch near Fort William. A shepherd and his sheep on Border hills (2.07) shots of tweed making in the Borders (2.41) gvs Highland scenery and crofts (3.31) a fisherman, a horse, and shots of forestry (4.16) shots of a hydro-electric power station, exterior and interior views. The aluminium works at Kinlochleven (5.03) shots of a small engineering factory in Wester Ross. Seaweed being gathered in South Uist. shots of processing plant for seaweed in Oban (5.32) shots of Dounreay (5.39) a youth hostel and hikers. Shots of tourists (6.16) a climber (6.38) caravans and coach parties at the Trossachs (7.05) general scenes at the Aboyne Highland Games (7.15) water skiing on Loch Earn (7.33) gvs of the golf course at St. Andrews. St. Andrews University (8.47) shots of Stirling Castle and Bannockburn (9.01) view of central Edinburgh as seen from the castle, shots of Princes Street, the castle seen from the esplanade, and the Royal Mile (10.00)