Activities of students at the Scottish Hotel School, Ross Hall, Crookston Road, Glasgow. They learn to cook, clean and wait tables, as well as work at the hotel reception desk. (clip)

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Reference number: 1355

Date: 1952

Director: filmed by R. R. Bucknell for Kelburne Cinema, Paisley

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.12 mins

Description: Students working at the Scottish Hotel School, Glasgow and the construction and launch of passenger steamers at the A. & J. Inglis shipyard, Glasgow.

Shot at the former premises of the Hotel School in Ross Hall prior to extensions in the late 1950s and '60s. Ross Hall was the family home of the Lobnitz shipping firm. Caledonian News Review produced "Britain's Historic Counties" series during the late 1940s - Essex and Hampshire are in the East Anglian Film Archive.

Credits: ed. J P N Duncan

Shotlist: Credits (.18); Scottish Hotel School. Exterior of Ross Hall, Crookston Road, Glasgow (.28); Shots inside, mock-up of hotel reception (.33); Students make a bed (.36); Shots of student chefs at work in kitchens and in lecture room, still dressed in chefs' uniforms and hats. Preparing chicken chaud-froid, etc. (1.29); Student waiter laying the table (1.34); New Clyde Steamers. Entrance gates to A & J Inglis shipyard at Pointhouse, Glasgow (1.43); Shots inside yard of construction of twin screw diesel passenger steamer (one of the "Maids"). (1.50); Another steamer nearing completion (1.55); Exterior of Yarrow's shipyards, Scotstoun (1.58); Shots inside the yard of launch of the steamer "Maid of Ashton" by Lady Benstead, wife of British Transport Commissioner (3.01); The End (3.12)