PORT OF LEITH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Food and drink
  • Power resources
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: PORT OF LEITH

Reference number: 0467

Date: 1935c

Production company: [ SEFA]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.00 mins

Description: Cargo being loaded and unloaded at Leith docks including coal, timber, fruit and vegetables.

Shotlist: Credits (.06); Maps showing relative position of Leith (1.12); Shots of a coal mine. Miner digging underground. Shots of the pit head. Locomotive pulling coal trucks (3.15); Aerial views and diagram of Leith docks. General views of docks and cargo ships (4.00); Coal from the Lothians, Fifeshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire is exported from Leith. Coal trucks are positioned in a lift which raises them up and tips the coal down a chute into the hold (6.10); Maps and diagrams explaining the exchange of timber for coal. Danish boat has cargo of pit props from Lithuania. Pit props are unloaded. Various other cargoes are unloaded. Sweden. Laths (Finland), plywood, timber from Riga. (9.25); Diagram. Butter is unloaded in barrels. Meat and eggs. (10.52); Diagram. Dutch boat brings fruit and vegetables from Holland. Unloading same. Also yeast for local brewers. Also Belgian horses for farm work. Shots of a horse being lifted from the deck of a ship (13.00)