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  • 1950s

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Reference number: 0615

Date: 1959

Sponsor: SCWS

Production company: Gate Film Productions

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8 mins

Description: The SCWS (Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society Ltd) Bladnoch Creamery where 'Bluebell' and 'Snowdrop' margarine and 'Whitecrest' cooking fats are produced and packaged.

Note from "The British Co-operative Movement Film Catalogue" compiled and edited by Alan Burton 1997:- "The Bladnoch creamery, Wigtownshire, was established in 1899. The chief importance of the creamery was its margarine industry, which expanded ten-fold during the Great War, due to restrictions on the supply of butter".

Shotlist: Credits (.15); Shots of SCWS Bladnoch Creamery tankers and lorries arriving with vegetable oil, fats and milk (1.15); Oil storage tanks, weighing and mixing tanks (2.47); Milk room where milk is pasturised and cooled (3.12); Shots of emulsifier and cooler. Margarine is carried on conveyor to extruder (4.25); Shots of wrapping and packing machines (6.15); Machine assembling carton for "Copex" cooking fat. The cartons are filled and sealed (7.12); Products being tested in the laboratory (7.28); Examples of various products: "Bluebell", "Orchid" and "Snowdrop" margarine and "Copex", "White Crest" and "Guild" cooking fats (7.50); End credits (8.50).