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Reference number: 0302

Date: 1938

Production company: C J Cayley

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Certificate: U

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.00 mins

Description: The Highlands, its landscape, fishing, sheepfarming and its local crafts.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Shotlist: Credits missing. Shots of a car crossing the border into Scotland by Gretna Green (.46); shots of river lights at Montrose, collecting sand and gravel by horse and cart, and the road bridge into Montrose (1.34) the old stone bridge across the North Esk. Shots of coastal scenery at Lauriston, shots of salmon fishers wheeling their boat down to the shore, rowing out to the nets and loading the catch into the boat. The catch is landed and loaded onto a donkey to be taken up to the cliff top (4.29) shots of drying nets in the harbour at Johnshaven and fishermen showing off the lobster catch (5.05); gvs countryside, shots of heather picking, the River Dee, Ballater and the River Mick. Scenes along the course of the river (7.30) shots of a sunset (7.40) shots of Fraserburgh harbour packed with herring drifters. Shots of fishermen working on decks (7.54) shot in harbour of fish drying (8.14) shots of Pennan harbour (8.23) shots of Inverness and the surrounding countryside (9.00) several shots of the ruins of Urquhart Castle (9.24) Fort Augustus and shots of the "PS Gondolier" passing through a lock. The lock-keeper operates the gates and the "Gondolier" passes out to the other side and into the canal (10.34) shots of Invergarry Castle and grounds (10.54) shots of Laggan lock (11.37) shots of pipers and dancers at a local display (12.20) Ben Nevis and glen scenery (13.43) shots of a man sitting outside a cottage making crooks out of staffs (14.10) shots of a car on the road to Oban. Shots of the Ballachulish ferry taking the car on the road to Oban. Shots of the Ballachulish ferry taking the car across the water (15.11) shots from the car as it passes through unidentified villages, Glencoe, and on to Oban (16.15) shots of Oban bay with steamer at the pier (16.41) the road south and shots of Loch Lomondside (17.07)