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  • Inner Hebrides
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  • 1950s

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Reference number: 1943

Date: 1957

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and David MacBrayne Ltd.

Production company: Anglo Scottish Pictures Ltd.

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.48 mins

Description: The route to the Hebrides taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Credits: m. arr. Cedric Thorpe Davie
sc. w. Tom Twigge
comm. w. Alan Campbell Maclean
comm. s. Fulton Mackay (by arrangement with Citizens Theatre)

Shotlist: visuals Hebridean landscape overlaid with credits (.57) aerial pan of Oban and pan of seafront at Oban with shot of steamer at pier (1.48) shot of steamer pulling out and of passengers on board (2.22) visuals Iona (2.49) shot of Iona Abbey from approaching boat and of people on boat arriving at Iona (3.27) gvs people walking up the road on Iona from the boat (3.48) gvs St. Margaret's Nunnery (4.00) shot of Abbey and the Iona Cross (4.32) visuals Seil Island (5.10) gvs tourists on island of Staffa and int. of Fingals Cave (6.04) brief shot of Tobermory seafront and gvs two boys with fishing rod going fishing in a burn (7.10) c/u Highland cattle (7.21) gvs steamer at pier on Tiree with shots of passengers disembarking (7.30) visuals Tiree with shot of man tapping the "Ringing Stone" (8.00) gvs steamer coming into Barra and at the pier with Kishmul Castle in b/g (8.13) visuals Barra with shots of the cockle beach (8.55) gvs and c/u man gathering cockles (9.13) shots of passenger disembarking and boxes being unloaded at Lochboisdale harbour on South Uist (10.00) [end of reel 1] shots of man walking on South Uist on the route taken by Bonnie Prince Charlie (10.40) shots of birthplace of Flora MacDonald at Milton, near Lochboisdale (11.12) visuals Eriskay on site where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed (11.32) brief shot bridge that crosses the Atlantic spanning South Ford to Benbecula (11.37) shots of farmers drying seaweed on Uist (11.57) shots of farmer scything and of boy tying up stooks (12.20) brief shot fishermen with freshly caught lobster (12.28) brief shot steamer in bay at Harris (12.32) gvs shepherd and sheep on island of Pavay (?) in the Sound of Harris (12.57) shot of dyed wool drying and of woman outside croft spinning wool (13.48) int. shots of children in school singing Gaelic song (14.20) shot of St. Clements Church at Rodel (14.35) gvs standing stones at Callanish, Lewis (14.53) gvs Minch on the way to Skye and visuals the Cuillins (15.54) sunset in the Hebrides (16.36) ecs (16.48)