PORTRAIT OF THE ROYAL BANK

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: PORTRAIT OF THE ROYAL BANK

Reference number: 1905

Date: 1979

Director: d. Dave Walker

Sponsor: Royal Bank of Scotland

Production company: Cinecosse

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.06 mins

Description: The various services offered by the Royal Bank of Scotland including the mobile bank in Skye, and its international division in Glasgow.

Credits: nar. Derek Cooper
lighting Bob McMillan
p. ass. Jean Hodge
ph. Mike Herd
sd. rec. Ken Mutch
p. Michael Marshall
ed. Dave Walker

Shotlist: No credits. General views of the Royal Bank in Edinburgh being opened for business (0.45); Logo and Title. (1.00) Shots in the morning as "Scotland gets under way" ; George Square in Glasgow, general views of fishmarket; Forth Road bridge; and airport. Loganair plane taking off (2.45); General views of a Royal Bank mobile bank, a safe being opened, letter sorting at the Royal Bank's Edinburgh headquarters. (3.36) General shots of various local branches. (4.10) Shots of the mobile bank in Skye; Jimmie Nicholson the driver and Roddy McKinnon the clerk (5.05) mobile bank stops; ints. Roddy takes a box from a customer to be dropped off en route; ms transaction (5.51); Shots of Boyd Brodie, a bank manager, visiting factory floor; man operating machinery (7.17); General views of farm market with comments from manager James Alexander (8.33); General views of Willie Melville, manager visiting a modernisation project on an Ayrshire farm; bank manger and farmer looking at new dairy equipment (10.16) gvs manager David Hamilton examining ride technology at a fairground; Mr Hamilton and fairground manager on rollercoaster; (12.11) Manager Maisie Muir flys in with Loganair to North Ronaldsay; ints. bank hut, customer visits (13.33); exts. of the Royal Bank at George Street in Edinburgh; ints. office, man taking phone call (14.07); ms Royal Bank event van; elevated shot of country fair. (14.18) exts. of the International Division Glasgow Office; ints. counting foreign currency; man buying foreign currency over the phone; women working at computers input currency exchange data (15.56) ints. Skye bank, transaction in Gaelic; (16.23) Closing time; c/u counting bank notes, c/u clock moving to 15:30; ms doors are closed (16.54) general views of bank work after closing; currency counting; semi- automated cheque processing; (17.39) views of Princes Street; Forth road bridge, c/u sign "Bridge Toll vouchers available through all branches of The Royal Bank"; (17.57) shots of computerised record keeping; clerk consults microfilm of customers' accounts; c/u large safe door shutting (18.45) exts. of the Royal Bank's headquarters at night; ints. female clerks checking records by sight (19.44) customer using Cashline machine; c/u operation of ATM [including man's PIN!]; (20.16); ints. headquarters, lights are shut off; ls security guard walks along darkened corridor (21.04) Credits (21.59)