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  • Perth and Perthshire


  • Arts and crafts
  • Fish and fishing
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport


  • Educational


  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 0504

Date: 1956*

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: SEFA (Dundee Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13 mins

Description: The towns, landscape, farming and industries of the Tay valley.

See Teaching notes.

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

Credits: [ph. Thomas Mall, Mrs K A Kinloch]

Shotlist: Credits and map (.52); Shot of craft, girl and boy in yard. Shots of Ben Lui in the background. General views of Ben Lui and valley (1.59); The first road bridges. Shot of stone single arch and bridge across Coninish burn. General views of scenery (2.20); Road and rail centre. Shot of steam locomotive and train. Motor cars in roads approaching Crianlarich (2.46); Peaceful Loch Dochart. Shots of same (3.01); Killin. General views around Aberfeldy. Wade's bridge. The Black Watch memorial (4.24); Shots of Highland cattle (4.30); An important occupation. Sheep in pen. Shots of sheep shearing (5.03); General views of Dunkeld Cathedral (5.34); Views of Strathmore. Harvesting and building stacks (5.22); Long shot of Strathmore (6.37); The lower Tay Valley. Perth. Market town and traffic centre. Shots of distillery, streets, the railway station, a bridge (7.29); Cattle. Shots of cattle (7.51); Busy days in the market. Shots at Perth auction sales (8.15); Carse of Gowrie. Shots of yachts, a barge, salmon fishers, and nets. Salmon catch is landed on riverside (9.33); Pan round Carse of Gowrie from on top Kinnoull Hill (9.56); Harvesters at work. Stooks are built (10.34); General views (10.41); Approaching Dundee. Long shot of the town and rail bridge across Firth. Streets and traffic, Dundee Law (10.59); Shot from Law of town and Firth. Medium shot of docks, close-up of ships at quayside. Scenes on the quay as raw jute is unloaded (12.12); Ferry crossing Firth (12.31); The sea-side. Beaches at Broughty Ferry and at Carnoustie. Shots of people (12.48)