ROOM FOR MORE

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire
  • Perth and Perthshire
  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Healthcare
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Institutional care
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ROOM FOR MORE

Reference number: 1575

Date: 1962c

Sponsor: Scottish Society for Parents of the Mentally Handicapped

Production company: Thames & Clyde Film Co.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.00 mins

Description: Narrated by the actor Roddy McMillan, the film shows various centres for children with disabilities and their importance for them. Curran House, Glasgow, the Stirling Centre and Eversley House, Edinburgh are all visited.

See also ref. 1579

Credits: [ph. Stanley Russell
comm. Roddy McMillan]

Shotlist: REEL I

No credits. Exterior of Curran House, Glasgow (.10); General views of Roddy McMillan, the actor, dancing with children with disabilities (.46); Roddy McMillan explains the history and functions of Curran House with close-up of the exterior of the house (2.34); General scenes in the basement cafe with shot of children drinking Coke (3.00); General views of youths playing table tennis and billiards. (3.50); Shots of children playing in nursery (4.18); General views at parents' meeting (4.43); Shots of a minibus picking up children in East Kilbride (5.53); General views of children in play centre (6.49); Shot of the minibus (6.52); General views of fete held at Stewart Home, Cove (7.19); Opening speech by Lady McAlliss (10.12); General views of fete including shots of Dr Allan, the patron, and Lady McAlliss (11.00).

REEL II

No credits. General views countryside around Blairgowrie (.15); Exterior shot of occupational centre for people with disabilities (.20); General views of children working, including shots in laundry, ironing, sewing, preparing lunch, washing dishes, gardening, flower arranging, knitting and rug making (1.55) General views children working, including jam making and handicrafts (2.02); Display of work (2.08); Children playing (2.49); Girls dancing (3.09); Adults at Stirling Centre playing table tennis, table games and handicrafts (5.46).

REEL III

No credits. General views Eversley House, Edinburgh, general shots of men relaxing, making beds, playing games (.50); General shots of children swimming in pool (1.53); General views boys playing football (2.38); General shots at conference for children with disabilities opened by Glasgow's Lord Provost with opening speech by Dr Curry (6.55); General views of adults dancing at Christmas party (7.46); Roddy McMillan explains the functions of the centre for people with disabilities (8.32); Shots of children dancing (9.12).