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General views of countryside around Stirling, town streets and municipal buildings. (clip)

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General views of Stirling Castle, with tourists visiting and Scottish Regiments on parade. (clip)

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The village of Torbrex, Stirlingshire, with children playing, a car drawing up and two men walking round a garden. (clip)

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Reference number: 0512

Date: 1938c

Director: d. James S. Nairn

Sponsor: Stirling Town Council

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: Historical Stirling and its environs, including Stirling Bridge and Castle, Bannockburn, Beaton's Mill and the Trossachs.

Made for screening at the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow 1938.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Credits: This film is produced under the auspices of Stirling Town Council
art. d. James Atterson
p. & ph. James S. Nairn

Shotlist: REEL I
credits (.34) brief views of Stirling Castle, townscape, a steam train with Wallace Monument in b/g (.51) traffic on road from Bridge of Allan to Stirling, l/s Castle (1.04) tracking shots of streets in Stirling, with shots of traffic, pedestrians walking past shops with their awnings out, past the Station Hotel, along Port Street, King Street with horse drawn carts and traffic, Golden Lion Hotel, ext. Municipal Offices, c/u publication "Mackay's Guide to Stirling" (1.58) The Back Walk and old town wall and site of Burgh Gate children and adults walking along Back Walk, and site of Burgh Gate (2.22) The old town with its famous Guildhall and Church of the Holy Rude shots of Ladie Vennel with washing hanging out, shots of buildings in the old town, ext. the Boys' Club, , shots of Jail Wynd and St. John Street, children playing a street game (3.02) Fleshers' Tavern shots of streets in the old town, Bow Street, (3.39) Broad Street, shot of children playing a street game (4.11) St. Mary's Wynd, children on the street, (4.43) The Old Tolbooth (5.18) aerials shots of Broad Street, a bowling green beside the old Prison, and Church of the Holy Rude (6.00) Mar's Work guide showing a group of tourists the ext. of Mar's Work and its Scots inscription (6.35) The Ladies' Rock and Indicator guide pointing out places of interest from map on indicator, with shots of the Wallace Monument, and views of the Carse of Stirling from Monument, (7.30) children playing in swing park at foot of Monument, playing in paddling pool, on roundabout etc. (8.00) shots of the Guildhall and Church of the Holy Rude (8.38) shots of the ceremony The Kirkin' of the Council (8.50) shots of the village of Torbrex, with children playing, a car drawing up and two men walking round a garden with c/u of inscription "The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of the birds for mirth, You are nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth" car driving away (9.36) St. Ninians ..The tower is all that remains of the Parish Church which was blown up in 1746 shot of children playing on roundabout with Tower in b/g (9.52) Cambuskenneth Abbey and tomb of James III shot of same (9.59) Beaton's Mill where James III was murdered when fleeing from the battle of Sauchieburn...1488 shot of same with children paddling in burn and c/u of plaque commemorating scene (10.24) two young women making a wish at the well (10.45) shot of Stirling Bridge (11.01) shot of "The Borestone", Bannockburn, site of the raising of the standard, June 1314 (11.17)

Stirling and its Castle shot of the Beheading Stone, wee girl sitting on a canon and view over town (.45) ext. of Doune Castle (1.05) bus showing destination names of neighbouring towns: Dunblane, Callander, Thornhill, Aberfoyle, Trossachs (1.39) shots of lochs and views in Trossachs (2.00) shot of the vessel the "Lark" unloading (sand?) at harbour of Stirling (2.29) people swimming in the river Teith (2.50) a regatta with shots of canoe race, highland dancing, with onlooking crowds on river bank, the "greasy pole" competition (3.35) l/s of Stirling Castle (3.41) aerial of the Royal Park [or "King's Knot"], brief shot band playing in bandstand (3.56) shot of Baker Street with horse drawn cart with milk churns on back, pedestrians on street (4.15) brief shot of council housing under construction in old town (4.25) Argyll's Lodging... Now the Military Hospital [now Youth Hostel] shot of ext. (4.46) shots of the Castle Esplanade with soldiers marching (5.26) The Douglas Room... where William, Earl of Douglas was murdered by King James II. brief shot of tourists going into same, soldiers at drill on esplanade (5.54) brief shot wee boy lifting canon ball (6.02) soldiers doing machine gun drill on Castle Esplanade (6.35) crowds onlooking at soldiers doing demonstration of athletics (6.48) The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on parade inside Castle (8.35) ecs (9.09)