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  • Glasgow


  • Arts and crafts
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Ships and shipping
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  • Educational


  • Cities of scotland


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 0915

Date: 1963

Director: d. Douglas Gray

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: Park Film Studios

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.10 mins

Description: The early history and development of Glasgow, changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution and proposed plans for remodelling the city. [Includes footage of East Kilbride and Cumbernauld].

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Credits: sc. W.G. Beaton
nar. Ian Cuthbertson

Shotlist: Title (.01); Map of Scotland (.20); Shots of Glasgow city chambers (.23); The Tolbooth at Glasgow Cross (.33); Buchanan Street (.40); Bank of Scotland building (.50); The College of Building and Printing in Glasgow (1.01); Tops of buildings in St Vincent Street (1.13); Jamaica Street bridge and railway bridge (1.28); Trains approaching and departing Glasgow Central station. Exterior of Queen Street station (1.49); Shots of a plane landing at Renfrew airport and the interior of the passenger terminal (2.30); Long shot of Glasgow University (2.39); Exterior of Glasgow Cathedral (2.41); City of Glasgow coat of arms (2.54); Drawing of twelfth century Glasgow (3.03); Painting of Glasgow in 1345 (3.18); Drawing of the University in 1451 (3.37); The city in 1650 (4.00); Shots of world globe slowly turning from Britain to America (4.32); Sketch of a "Tobacco Lord" (4.58); Shots of Clyde docks (5.18); Unloading imports and loading exports (6.55); Ship under construction in yard. Launch of "British Bombadier" (8.22); Interior of steel works (8.34); Shots of exterior of foundry (8.48); Shots of industrial chain in manufacture (9.32); Carpet manufacture. Shots of looms (10.10) Bank note counting machine in operation (10.19); Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow (10.32); Exteriors of tenement houses. Shots of children playing in streets (11.57); Lord and Lady Provost emerge from black limousine and enter the City Chambers (12.09); General shots of new houses and schools. (12.36); Demolition of slum tenements (13.15); Model of new Gorbals (13.30); Shots of site cleared for factory development (13.51); General shots of building site (14.34); Map showing overspill centres in the central belt for Glaswegians (14.48); Shots of East Kilbride, Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld (15.10); New multi storey flats (15.45) Shots of crowds leaving Hampden after a match (16.16); Inside the stadium during a match between Scotland and England (16.46); Holiday makers boarding a Clyde steamer (17.17); Funfair on Glasgow Green (18.12); The Botanic Gardens (18.40); Kelvingrove Park (19.17); Compilation of the foregoing sequences (19.40); ecs (20.10)