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  • Educational


  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone
  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 1792

Date: 1955 / 1958c

Sponsor: Joint Production Committee of SEFA and SFC

Production company: Thames and Clyde Film Co.

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.22 mins

Description: A survey of three Solway Counties-Wigtown, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. Farm work, forestry work, factory work and the industries of these counties are highlighted.

File containing correspondence and scripts. Teaching Notes.

Credits: ph. Stanley Russell
educational adviser B. F. O. Harris (M.A.)

Shotlist: Credits (.08); Map of the area (.27); The Northern hills support sheep farmers and forestry workers. General views of a sheep farmer and his flock. General views of sheep dipping (1.14); Brief shot of forest (1.35); Forestry workers scything the young trees (1.51); Cattle and crops are raised in the milder dales and southern lowlands. General views of countryside and herds of cattle (2.20); General views of harvesting (2.35); Gathering potatoes in the Rhinns on 6 July. General views of activities on the farm (3.04); General views of Wigtown cattle show (3.19); Farms and forests supply raw materials for local factories. General views of milk production, shots of dairy products being made (4.49); Brief shot of interior of a grocery shop (4.54); Shot inside Langholm tweed mill, James Scott & Co (5.22); Shots inside Wolsely glove manufacturers' factory (5.57); General views sausage making at Thornhill (6.11); General views of timber yard and interior [ The Scottish Weyroc Company chipboard factory at Annan] (6.34); Many other goods are manufactured. Interior and exterior shots of ICI showing manufacture of "Adril", a synthetic fibre (7.11); Shot of women examining material (7.26); Cochrane company and the manufacture of boilers (7.51); Workforce at Cree Mills modelling scarves (8.06); Exterior North British Rubber Company's factory. Examples of shoes made (8.22); There are a few miners and quarry-men. Fauldhead Colliery, Kirkconnel. Shots of miners (8.49); Views of granite quarry work at Creetown and sandstone work at Locharbriggs (9.25); Most people live in the southern area. Views of Dumfries town centre (9.45); General views of Glencaple (10.06); Brief shot of net fishing (10.14); Brief shot of Stranraer's High Street (10.21); General views Stranraer-Larne ferry (10.37); View of Silver City Air Ferry aircraft at Castle Kennedy airport. Car being loaded into belly of aircraft (11.03); Brief shot Annan Main Street (11.14); General views Castle Douglas cattle market (11.39); Shots of artist painting in Kirkcudbright High Street (Miles Johnstone local artist) (11.57); Now find out more about the Solway Counties for yourself. ecs (12.22)