FFORDE COLLECTION

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  • 1950s

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Title: FFORDE COLLECTION

Reference number: 2123

Date: 1931* / 1952

Director: [filmed by James Graham and Lady Mary Douglas-Hamilton]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 38.14 mins

Description: Collection of family film made by the 6th Duke and Duchess of Montrose including shots of a deer hunt, the Duke of Montrose at Holyrood House, the home farm at Buchanan Castle and Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" on Loch Lomond.

VHS copy of entire collection held. Some scenes shot at Buchanan Castle, Drymen, and Brodick Castle, Arran, the seat of the 6th Duke, and Auchmor, Drymen, the seat of the 7th Duke of Montrose (James Angus Graham). See also refs 1928, and 0508. Shotlisted with information supplied by donor.

Digitised clip from this title available, made possible by funding from the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network (SCRAN) 2001 - 2002. Use of clips must acknowledge SCRAN as source of funding. See http://www.scran.ac.uk for further details.

Shotlist: REEL 1
No credits. [B & W] Grandchildren (and parents) 1934. Family in the garden (1.51); Arran 1934. Party, including the 6th Duke of Montrose and his son Angus, on deer hunt on hillside (the Glen Rosa Beat) (2.49); Stalking on Corrie. Party on foot and horseback on hillside. Killed stag is dragged down hillside by rope and hoisted onto horse (5.33); Jimmy plays football. Toddler (James, Marquess of Graham) in garden (6.12); Jim and Jean. Couple in garden (James, Duke of Montrose and daughter, the Lady Jean Fforde) (6.33); "Meg, Bonnie and Tattle". Dogs. Duke of Montrose plays with them (7.00); Aeroplane trip to Islay. Owner Mr Wotherspoon, Duke of Montrose and others visit the island, inspect a herd of highland cattle belonging to Lord Margiston, brief shot of Duke of Montrose making speech at the launch of a lifeboat in Craighouse. Plane takes off. Shots of ground from air on return trip. Shot of the family seat, Buchanan Castle (8.49); John, Ray and their children. John Bannerman (later Liberal parliamentary candidate) and daughter (later Ray Michie, MP) and son John (later Professor of Celtic History) in garden (10.13); Dogs and horses (10.40); Duke of Montrose and puppies (11.03); Jean flying a kite (11.24); MMB manoeuvres. Group of people on hillside watching (no shots of the manoeuvres). Arran (11.50).

REEL 2
No credits. [B & W] Naval review 1937. Shots of naval vessels at Cowes (1.04); Exterior of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh (1.08); Jim and Angus starting for the levee. 6th Duke of Montrose in RNVR uniform with son Angus in full Highland dress on doorstep setting out for the levee at Holyroodhouse (1.26); King, Queen and Princesses in Holyroodhouse grounds. General views over the wall of royal party and guard of honour (1.45); The King and Queen visit Dumbarton Castle. Shots of crowds and Dumbarton rock (2.15); [Col.] The Archbishop of Canterbury with Jim (Duke of Montrose being the hereditary Keeper of the Castle) The Duke walking in the garden with the Archbishop (who had married and christened most of the Graham family and was a family friend). (2.39); Holyrood 1943. James, Duke of Montrose as Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland Assembly, in grounds with family and having photographs taken (3.22).

REEL 3
No credits. [B & W. *1931] Shots of agricultural show in grounds at Buchanan Castle, including spaniel and sheepdog trials, horse-drawn ploughing and bulls (2.33); Donald Campbell's "Bluebird" on Loch Lomond, watched from launch by Graham family and friends (3.06); The home farm at Buchanan Castle. Duke of Montrose visits the farm and inspects cattle (5.00); Waterfall (5.19); Baby (5.42); Open-air curling on Drymen Pond (close-up of Lord Ronald Graham, donor's brother, aged about 20) (6.25); Hunting with horse and hound on Gleniffer Braes (8.03); Point to point horse meeting near Edinburgh. Duchess of Montrose's horse "Irish Sea" competing (8.57); [Col.] Auchmor, April 1948. Jean and John in Garden (9.39); Jean and John on return from Palestine Lady Jean Fforde and husband in garden of Auchmor after spending several years in Palestine, where her husband was head of the CID. Our five grandchildren. Four teenagers and baby in grounds of Auchmor. General views landscape, Ben Lomond, Conich Hill, etc. (11.18); Hospital huts with Buchanan Castle in background. Shots of same (11.35); Moles Bower. Shot of woodland (11.59)