NORTH OF THE GREAT GLEN

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Inner Hebrides

Subjects:

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

Genres:

  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: NORTH OF THE GREAT GLEN

Reference number: 0507

Date: 1956

Director: d. Wallace Hall

Production company: Educational Films of Scotland

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14 mins

Description: Crofting in the north of Scotland; the scenery of the Isle of Skye; forestry work and hydro-electric power provided from the lochs and rivers in the Highlands.

See also Teaching notes.

Credits: p. Wallace Hall

Shotlist: Credits (.18); The Great Glen lies between Fort William and Inverness. Map of the area (.22); To the North the roads are few. The crofters live by farming and fishing. Shots of cars on a narrow road at a passing place. Sheep and cattle grazing (1.00); Salmon fishing at Glenelg on the Sound of Sleat. Map of area. Shots of two men and a boy with a small boat landing the salmon catch (2.28); The rocky soil bears few crops but hay is carefully gathered for winter. Crofter scything hay. Tractor and mechanical scythe, making stooks (3.49); Modern ferryboats link Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. Shots of Kyle and landing point as the ferry arrives. General views of the ferry as cars queue up. Shots of holidaymakers at Kyle. Ferries crossing over in Sound (5.11); Skye's lovely scenery attracts many tourists. Shots of Cuillins and Loch Coruisk. Shots of wild flowers (5.28); People on beach (7.15); Forestry provides work in once desolate areas. Map of the desolate areas. Shots of forested areas and a sawmill (8.20); Lochs and rivers are being harnessed as in Glen Moriston to provide hydro-electric power. Map. Shots of a dam and of construction work (9.22); Glen Affric and Glen Cannich (9.46); Pylons remain the new symbols of power throughout the north. Various shots of the pylons and of cables (10.20); The unspoilt Highlands. Shot of a sunset and a stag in the foreground (10.39)