GALASHIELS AND BRAW LADS GATHERING

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Places:

  • Borders
  • Selkirkshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Ceremonies
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • Elder Dalrymple Productions / Elder Films
  • ELDER, John C

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GALASHIELS AND BRAW LADS GATHERING

Reference number: 0766

Date: 1952

Sponsor: Pavilion Theatre, Galashiels

Production company: Elder Film Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.00 mins

Description: The festival of the Braw Lads Gathering in the Borders town of Galashiels; the historic flag is presented and then carried on horseback through the town.

Member of public suggests film commissioned by Wallace Currie, manager of the Pavilion and keen amateur cinematographer who filmed the Braw Lads annually.

See also ref. 0764

Shotlist: No credits. Exterior shot of Pavilion Cinema, Galashiels, with advertising board at main doors (0.05); Pavilion exclusively presents Galashiels and Braw Lads Gathering 1952 (0.13); Shot of bugler on balcony of Galashiels Burgh Chambers (0.16); Shot of spectators (0.18); Unidentified man makes a speech from the balcony (0.20); Shot of the spectators and several people on horseback (0.22); The historic flag of Galashiels is presented to the Cornet on the balcony (0.28); The Cornet mounts his horse carrying the flag (0.35); Shots of the Braw Lads and Lassies on horseback (0.41); They move off preceded by a pipe band (0.44); Ceremony performed in park. Principal Braw Lass pins sprigs from nearby tree onto the lapel of the Cornet watched by spectators (1.20); High shots of spectators returning from park (1.33); The Cornet, still carrying the flag, accompanied by Braw Lass, and followed by other Braw Lads and Lassies, all on Horseback, ford the River Tweed, while large crowds watch the proceedings from the bank (2.39); Shots of ceremony at Old Market Cross as flowers are presented to the principal Braw Lass. She in turn places them at the foot of the memorial (3.46); The Cornet and the Braw Lass arrive at Abbotsford House and are greeted by General Sir Walter Maxwell Scott, DSO, great-great-grandson of the novelist Walter Scott. They are served with refreshments at the door (4.10); Ceremony back in town takes place in front of statue of a soldier on horseback. Cornet respectfully lowers the flag watched by large crowds (5.03); Crowd shots in park or playing field (5.06); Brass band is followed by procession of children (5.18); Crowd shots (5.52); Horse jumping display (5.55); Crowd scenes (5.59); Shots of men running a race (6.02); More shots of the crowds (6.07); ecs (6.26)