CALLER HERRIN'

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire
  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • HARPER, Alan James

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: CALLER HERRIN'

Reference number: 0388

Date: 1947

Director: d. Alan Harper

Sponsor: COI for the Scottish Home Department

Production company: Campbell Harper Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.00 mins

Description: Herring fishing off the north- east coast of Scotland ; the film follows the fishing boats from the time they put out to sea to the unloading of the catch at the fish market. It includes shots of fishwives gutting by hand and the process of traditional 'kippering'.

Shotlist: Credits (.16); The sea off the north east coast of Scotland. Underwater shots. Fishing boats. Map showing drifter ports on the east coast of Britain (1.14); Boats in harbour. Fishing boats under construction. Net making (2.30); Drifter fleet puts out to sea. Boats at sea. Shooting the nets. At 1.00am the nets are hauled back in and the catch brought on deck. Boats set off back to harbour (6.53); Boats enter harbour. A skipper takes sample catch to fish market. More boats return and catches are unloaded. Scenes as buyers bid for the catches in the market (12.33); The quick freezing plant in Lerwick where herring are frozen for transportation and storage. The kippering plant in Shetland (14.42); Herring are packed in salt and ice on the quayside for transportation to the continent. A fish canning factory. Gvs fishwives gutting by hand and shots of traditional kippering (16.57); Herring are transported by train and lorry. General scenes of the drifters setting out to sea again (18.08)