PATHE NEWS No 64/74, QUEEN OPENS THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE, the

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Title: PATHE NEWS No 64/74, QUEEN OPENS THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE, the

Reference number: 1919

Date: 1964, September 12

Production company: Pathe News

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.48 mins

Description: Coverage of HM the Queen opening the Forth Road Bridge. The Royal Company of Archers and the 1st Battn. Cameronians form the guard of honour. The royal party includes Willie Ross, later Secretary of State for Scotland.

Credits: [cam. Plummer; Young; Gordon]

Shotlist: Opening credits/titles (.17); Aerial view and general views of the Forth rail and road bridges (.46); Close-up of the Royal Company of Archers and the 1st Battn. Cameronians, forming the guard of honour. Colonel Caddell greets the Queen. Speech and shots of Queen signing the visitors book and meeting VIPs (4.06); Shots as the Queen's car drives over the Forth Road Bridge and is received by the Earl of Elgin (5.20); Last sailings of the ferry "Queen Margaret", shots as she passes "HMS Lion" (5.53); Motorists using the bridge (6.48).

[NB The royal party includes Willie Ross, later Secretary of State for Scotland.]