TRIP TO SKYE, ORKNEY AND SHETLAND

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides
  • Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: TRIP TO SKYE, ORKNEY AND SHETLAND

Reference number: 1928

Date: 1932*

Director: [filmed by the Duchess of Montrose]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.38 mins

Description: Ploughing on Skye, the launching of a lifeboat on Shetland, Lerwick's fishing and wool industries, and the Pictish dwellings at Skarrabrae, Orkney.

See also refs. 2123 and 0508.

Shotlist: [Please note this film has been shotlisted at 24fps but actual running speed is 18fps. Overall running time at 18fps is 15.38 mins]

[Title missing] Deer passing the car during a rainstorm in the early morning, Inverness-shire. Shots of same (.38); Washing the Home Spun Tweed at Port-na-Laong, Isle of Skye. Couple shrink bolt of tweed in a burn (1.11); Ploughing with the Cas-chrom near Kilmuir, Isle of Skye. Two men using foot plough. Group of people (2.15); Mr and Mrs Seton Gordon at Duntulum. Group of people [Mr and Mrs Seton Gordon, Lady Jean Fforde, tall girl on the right, and Bridie Seton Gordon playing with a rabbit] (2.26); Group of blackhouses [now site of Duntulum Museum] (2.46); The Cuillins., General views (3.05); Rev Mr Innes at Clach mhic Eanruig. He points to a stone (the stone which a Campbell addressed in an attempt to warn the MacDonalds of the massacre planned for the next morning) (3.38); The fishing industry, Lerwick, Shetland Isles. General views of harbour choked with herring fleet. Quayside scenes. Fish gutting (5.02); Naming of the lifeboat "Lady Jane and Martha Ryland" at Lerwick. General views of the naming ceremony performed by the Duke of Montrose, Chairman of the Scottish RNLI [includes brief shot of the Duchess of Montrose in cloche hat and large fur collar] (6.09); The send-off from Lerwick. General views of lifeboat in the water (6.23); The coast near Hillswick. Same (6.38); Shetland ponies. Beach. Same (7.01); Shetland sheep. Women carding and spinning wool (7.37); Excavating Pictish remains at Jarlshof, near Sumbra, Shetland. [sic] General views archaeologists at the dig at Sumburgh (8.27); Woman at door of house (8.40); The standing stones, Orkney, at Steness. [sic] General views of group of people at Stenness. Mr and Mrs Storer Clouston and two misses and friends. Shots of picnic on dunes (9.30); Pictish dwellings at Skara Brae, Orkney. General views same (9.47); The lifeboat, "Scrabster". General views lifeboat at sea (10.15); Washing Cheviot sheep in Sutherland. General views (11.18); Oban Bay. Same (11.24); Loch Awe. Same (11.44)