SCHOONER "CAPTAIN SCOTT"

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Inner Hebrides
  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SCHOONER "CAPTAIN SCOTT"

Reference number: 0511

Date: 1972c

Sponsor: "Captain Scott" Schooner Committee

Production company: Industrial Communication Limited

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.07 mins

Description: The schooner "Captain Scott" offers boys an opportunity to learn seamanship. We see the schooner leaving Plockton, Ross-shire with a complement of 36 trainees, aged between 16-21 years, on one of her routine 26 day voyages, which in addition to sailing instruction, includes mountain expeditions in the Scottish Highlands.

Shotlist: Credits (0.22); Shots of ship. Boys arrive by train at Plockton, roll is taken and bags collected (1.24); Figurehead of Scott on bow sprit. Rubber dinghy sets out from the shore. Boys embark on the schooner and are individually greeted by mate. Rules are explained. General shots of deck (3.19) First morning on board. Commander Clark explains the object of the course (a voyage of self discovery). General views of the ship (4.12); Shots of various stages of training and lectures, ropes, bells, etc. (6.04); The anchor is raised and the ship gets under way. Shots of crew and schooner (7.52); General views of vessel and crew in training, climbing mast rigging, taking a compass bearing, taking the watch (11.11); Kyle of Lochalsh and stores of food are taken on board (11.52); Sails are set (13.18); Ship under way (14.44); General shots of crew on board exercising and taking cold shower (15.24) Tobermory. Boys row ashore for 3 mile training run (16.51); Back on board. Shots in kitchen of woman cooking. Ship under way; brief shot of seals (17.54) Boys ashore for three day mountaineering expedition. Aerial shots of mountain scenery with c/u of red deer (19.40); Return to ship. General shots of the crew on deck (22.20); ecs and shots of the helmsman and ship (23.07)