KIRKWALL, WICK, DOUNREAY

Street scenes in Wick in the 1960s. (clip)

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Places:

  • Caithness
  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Power resources

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: KIRKWALL, WICK, DOUNREAY

Reference number: 0805

Date: 1965*

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 38.00 mins

Description: Trims from a documentary including shots of Dounreay power station, and rural and urban scenes in Caithness and the Orkney Isles.

View a clip from an STV documentary about Dounreay at http://scotlandonscreen.org.uk/database/record.php?usi=007-000-002-559-C [last accessed 18/11/2010]

Shotlist: No credits. Trims including shots of Dounreay power station, rural and urban scenes in Caithness and Orkney, aerial view of coastlines, construction work in progress and a television transmitter station. (1.54) Exts. unidentified secondary school building; girls playing rounders on a playing field (3.36) shot of ruined church near Thurso?, slate for "Grampian Week"; rural street scenes (4.40) crabs are placed into a bag (5.04) slate; girl juggling a ball on a wall, pan over street (5.34) c/u "Bus Halt"; exts. various buildings, including Coronation Place (6.52) boys paying with a ball in a garden (7.16) aerial shot of sea stack, Old Man of Hoy; coastal cliffs; [slightly shaky]; harbour; aerial shots of housing; lighthouse building on a small island; (11.39) c/u construction; smoothing concrete floor surface; pouring concrete (13.49) shots of new housing; c/u sign "Welcome to Thurso" (15.24) gvs men being raised up a broadcasting mast? in a cradle; c/u details of the mast (18.26) gvs control room; man operating controls on a board lit with LED's; c/u controls; (20.06) ms children arriving at a newly built school; children walking in past crates of milk; further shots of children arriving intercut with c/u's feet (21.57) shots of croft with a TV aerial (22.11) slate "Grampian Week: Wick"; older woman feeding chickens; c/u Friesian cow (23.03) street scenes in Wick, traffic and pedestrians by shops; teenagers leaning by a wall (23.57)c/u signs "Wick Aerodrome" "A9, John O' Groats"; "A9 Inverness" (24.12) street scenes; tracking shots of streets (25.43) c/u sign "Welcome to the Royal Burgh of Wick"; c/u boat "Twinkling Star" (25.54) shots Wick harbour (26.24) slate "Dounray" (sic); ls Dounreay; (28.25) shots of people entering the plant on foot and by car, speaking to the security guard at the gate (28.49) Dounreay employees walking through the carpark (29.56) slate "Dounray"; shot towards plant from gate; c/u No Entry sign; shots of Dounreay buildings; ms parked cars (30.54) sign "Dounreay Experimental Reactor Establishment" followed by rules of entry to the site; UKAEA bus and traffic leaving the site; tracking shot from car entering the gate (31.55) sheep grazing, plant in b/ground (31.59) slate; commuter traffic travelling along rural road in one direction; chartered buses pass camera; c/u passing wheels (36.16)