SCOTTISH INDUSTRIES EXHIBITION, GLASGOW

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SCOTTISH INDUSTRIES EXHIBITION, GLASGOW

Reference number: 0470

Date: 1954

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.48 mins

Description: Coverage of the Scottish Industries Exhibition, opened by HM the Queen Mother in the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.

Shotlist: Credits (0.08); [COL] Building the exhibition. Workmen constructing stands and exhibits inside the Kelvin Hall (1.25); The Opening Ceremony. The Queen Mother arrives and is greeted by the Lord Provost. In attendance are Sir Robert MacLean, Chairman of Stoddart's Carpets, and Lord Bilsland. On the platform are Lord Fraser of Allander (father of the present Sir Hugh), Donaldson, General Manager of the exhibition (2.18); [B/W] Inside the hall, the Queen Mother performs the opening ceremony and is shown round the exhibition (4.56) [COL] Similar scenes (6.14); Outside the Kelvin Hall. She gets into a car and is driven off (6.52); The exhibition and some personalities. [B/W] Shots of various stands and exhibits and some of the personalities, including C A Oakley. John Rollo, founder of Highland Industries, is interviewed. Alex Mckenzie, actor of "PARA HANDY" fame looks out of the window of the stand for Mechan's Limited (10.45); From 2 - 18 September 1954, 400,000 people saw the exhibition. The products of both traditional and new Scottish industries were on display. Various exhibits including the stand for Distillers Co Ltd., Rolls Royce, India Tyres and exhibits in the engineering hall [COL] [exhibits include Craigpark Electric Cable Co., Stewarts and Lloyds Tubewrights, National Association of Scottish Woollen Manufacturers, Singer sewing machines, James Howden & Co., Saxone shoes, Celtic Art Industries, Marshall & Brush Ltd Carpet Manufacturers, Dundee] (14.44) ecs (14.48)

(15.00) [BW] Separate three minute section of general views of the exhibits, including Templeton Carpets, Saxone and Singer (17.52) 643ft