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Reference number: 0884

Date: 1949

Director: [filmed by James S. Nairn]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.14 mins

Description: The crowning of the carnival queen and procession of floats at the Tain Festival, 1949.

See also ref. 0883

Shotlist: No credits. Shot of the coronation procession mounting the stage (0.35); Shot of unidentified man giving a speech and shots of the crowds (0.53); A proclamation is read out and the Carnival Queen is crowned (1.18); Shots of the crowd in city streets awaiting the arrival of the procession (1.40); Shot of pipe band and procession including shots of floats, fancy dress, etc. (3.00); The Carnival Queen arrives and enters the Royal Hotel to re-appear on the balcony (3.38); Scenes of the crowds (3.50); The Carnival Queen leaves the hotel and gets into a large car. Crowds wave as car drives off. (4.51); Shot of programme for Tain Carnival's "Karnival Kapers" to be held in the town hall (5.08); Shot of one of the acts on stage, inside the town hall. Shots of men and women in Victorian costume performing song and dance routine (6.44)