CAITHNESS, ORKNEY, KIRKWALL

Interviews with local Orkney people who are planning to emigrate, highlighting the potential problem of depopulation of the islands. (clip)

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Places:

  • Caithness
  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: CAITHNESS, ORKNEY, KIRKWALL

Reference number: 0800

Date: 1965*

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 68.00 mins

Description: Stock footage of the Grampian district including the TV studios, life on the Orkney Isles, Caithness and local industries.

[Mute and commag soundtrack]

Shotlist: REEL I

No credits. Exterior of church and shots of crucifix (1.30); TV cutting room (1.36); Grampian TV camera (1.39); Sign reading "Filming, no admittance" (1.44); Exterior of Grampian TV building (1.50); Shot of audio typists (1.57); Graphic artists at work (2.02); Cutting room (2.05); Controller's desk (2.17); TV camera (2.19); Newsreader (2.21); Cutting room (2.37); Graphic artist at work (4.21); Shots of audio typists (5.37); Studio director's console (6.12); Shots in studio of cameras and cameramen, still board, etc. (7.01); Sports news broadcast in progress (7.17); VTR equipment (8.33); TV monitor and dials (9.45); VTR equipment (10.40); Car park? (10.48); Exterior of Grampian TV building (12.04); Interior shot of girl on phone (12.21); Shots of a typist (13.01); Sign reading "On air" and "Filming, no admittance" (13.26); Record deck (13.48); Studio set or children's play area? (13.58); Shots of TV cameras (14.40); - Blank - (14.42); A street in Kirkwall (14.47); Wide shot of town (14.54); More shots of street (15.09); Church steeple (15.14); A cattle market (15.32); Sheep in street (15.41); The harbour (15.55); Crate of young cattle loaded on to ship by crane (16.25); Men go aboard ship (16.44); Shots of a seagull (16.52); Shots of Orkney from ship (17.16); Tracking shot from car on road as it travels along water's edge (17.59); Lobster catch is weighed and stored in floating tanks on sea (18.25); Man rows out to tanks (18.34); Two men take out crate of shellfish from smoke house? (18.55); Lobsters are packed ready for transport to markets, intercut with shots of man in rowing boat (19.43); - Blank - (19.45); Shots as fisherman's catch is weighed and packed (21.08); Shots from car as it moves through narrow town streets and shots in residential area (23.33). Shots of beach and waves breaking on sand (24.09); Sheep grazing on bleak hillsides (24.30); Sheer cliff face (26.00); Standing stones (26.33); Shot from car as it travels along country road (26.49); Man digging up road and shots of pipes at construction site (29.23); A modern factory (29.29); Glass blowing works (30.03); - Blank - (30.06); Cattle market and auctioneer (30.22); On board ship at sea and berthing at harbour (31.08); Group of old people touring Skara Brae (31.57); Plan of settlement (32.06); More shots of Skara Brae (32.36); Shots of sheep by deserted stone cottage and outbuildings (32.50); Shots of cattle (33.10); Shots of a two-car garage and shots around large farmyard of a tractor and barns stacked with hay (34.00)

REEL II

No credits. Shots of Tormiston Farm of cattle and sheep grazing and being herded together (1.23); Farmer's family with two cows (2.11); Signposts for Twatt, Stromness and Finstown (2.21); General shots of the countryside (3.06); Signpost for Brodgar and Aith (3.15); Shots fields from moving car (3.40); Narrow town street (3.52); Church steeple (4.01); Sign reading "Welcome to Kirkwall" (4.12); Long shot of town (4.25); A derelict cottage (4.48); Tracking show along road (5.43); Live lobsters packed for transport (5.51); Countryside (6.03); Coastal village (10.10); Sailing dinghy is taken onto beach and then put out to sea (12.30); Coastline and shore (14.10); Large fishing vessels in harbour (14.47); Town scenes (15.43); Sailing dinghies (18.17); Modern houses (18.20); Group of boys (18.22); Town street (18.25); Salvation Army band playing in street (18.28); Live lobsters packed (18.33); Cattle market (18.42); Sailing dinghies (18.45); Town street (18.49); Standing stones (18.50); Shots in countryside (18.53); Harbour (19.00); Aerial views of cliffs (19.04); Fishing boats (19.41); Dock scenes (20.44); People disembark from ferry (21.32); Plane is loaded with boxes of lobsters (21.35); General shots of scenes above (25.17); [Commag.] Presenter interviews passenger on ship asking him why he is returning to Orkney after an absence of 58 years (26.26); Shots of lobster catch (27.29); Man on dock talks about lobster as a source of income for the fishermen (28.31) Colonel Scarth, Convenor of Caithness County Council, talks about the character and charm of Orkney and the Orcadians (30.27); Presenter relates story of how a German U-boat sand the "HMS Royal Oak" in Scapa Floe during World War II, which led to the building of "Churchill Barriers" (32.17); Presenter talks to housewife about her plans to emigrate to New Zealand and to a man bound for the USA (33.25); Man talks about the depopulation of Orkney (34.14)