BY BORDER BYWAYS

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Places:

  • Borders

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Environment, the
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational
  • Nature

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: BY BORDER BYWAYS

Reference number: 0933

Date: 1959

Director: filmed by E.G. Cairns

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland (EFS)

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.52 mins

Description: Shot in Berwickshire. First part describes action of mole, then deals with birds found in Borders, including the coaltit, linnet, goldfinch and partridge.

Winner of the Glasgow Cup - for the best educational film, in the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1959 and awarded £5 prize by Scottish Educational Film Association National Council.

Credits: A film distributed by the Scottish Central Film Library, a division of the Scottish Council for Educational Technology, Glasgow

Shotlist: Credits (.22); Shots of molehills in fields and garden (1.21); Shots of a mole above ground (2.26); A mole is held up to the camera for examination (2.34); The mole disappears back below ground. It re-appears and then returns underground (4.24); Shots of a coletit and its mate (5.55); Shots of tall grass (6.05); A pair of linnets at their nest feeding the young birds (8.07); Shots of an orchard (8.14); Shots of goldfinches as they feed their young (11.12); Shots of a partridge sitting on her eggs. Shots of the eggs hatching out (14.42); The End (14.44)