FORTROSE CELEBRATES ITS 500th ANNIVERSARY

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Places:

  • Morayshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Local government

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • NAIRN, James S.

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FORTROSE CELEBRATES ITS 500th ANNIVERSARY

Reference number: 1515

Date: 1955

Director: [filmed by James S. Nairn for CAC]

Sponsor: [Caledonian Associated Cinemas]

Sound: mute

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.54 mins

Description: Coverage of the celebrations surrounding the 500th anniversary of Fortrose. Provost John Anderson receives the Burgh's new chain of office and the Countess of Middleton gains the Freedom of the Burgh.

Shotlist: Credits (0.14); Road sign for Fortrose (0.26); Shots of ruined Cathedral of Ross (0.34); Spectators enter grounds of Cathedral. Pipe band. Pan over to crowd. General views of spectators. Platform party (1.38); Provost John Anderson receives the Burgh's new chain of office. Spectators. Chain is presented to the Provost. Speech, etc. Various shots of spectators throughout (2.51); Madeleine, Countess of Middleton receives the freedom of the Burgh from the Provost John Anderson. Shots of freedom ceremony intercut with shots of crowds (4.02); Provost Macrae of Dingwall. Provost makes a speech. Demonstration of Scottish country dancing. Shots of the band of musicians and crowds (4.45); Cathedral grounds. (4.54)