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Reference number: 2220

Date: 1961

Director: d. Stanley Russell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland

Production company: Thames and Clyde Film Co. Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20 mins

Description: Spotlight on various sporting events and personalities in Scotland. Including a rugby international at Murrayfield, the British Open at St. Andrews and a Scotland v England football match at Hampden.

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Credits: ph. Ken McKay
tech. adv. Cyril Horne
m.adv. Tom B. Wilson
comm.w. Colm Brogan
comm.s. Jameson Clark

Shotlist: Credits (.05) rugby match at Melrose Club (1.04) shot of Edinburgh Castle and ramparts (1.08) view down Princes Street, Edinburgh, looking towards Calton Hill and panning to crowded pavement (1.24) scenes in Princes Street as crowds make their way to Murrayfield (1.41) shot of pipe band at Murrayfield Stadium (1.49) shots of crowd and Scottish and English rugby teams coming onto the field (2.10) general shots of the match (2.44) panoramic view of St. Andrews (2.50) ext. tilting shot of St. Andrews University Chapel (3.08) three students walking along the road beside chapel (3.17) medium shot of St. Andrews Golf Club (3.23) three players prepare to tee off. One drives off (3.41) c/u of scoreboard (3.48) shots of tents and flags at the centenary of the British Open championship in 1960 (3.56) c/u of leaflet or programme for the Centenary Open (3.59) general shot of golfers on green (4.25) c/u of various golfing strokes (4.44) general shots of golfers and crowds moving on the green and of the platforms for the television cameras (5.06) on a balcony, Arnold Palmer presents a message from the US golfers to the Royal and captain (5.10) Open champion Ken Nagle is presented with two cups (5.40) shot of the crowds (5.44) Former Open champion Willie Auchterlonie practises his swing at St. Andrews (5.53) c/u of Auchterlonie's clubs and the ball he used in 1893 (6.04) c/u of Willie Auchterlonie (6.10) c/u of golfer Eric Brown (6.15) Eric Brown practises at Buchanan Castle golf course beside Loch Lomond (6.40) views of Loch Lomond (6.51) shots of rocks and heather (7.11) shots of a man fishing from a boat on Loch Lomond (8.15) shots of a man wading in a river, fishing next to the Brig o' Dee (8.27) other anglers fishing in the River Dee (10.00) shots of anglers fishing in the River Awe (10.20) shots of people water-skiing on Loch Earn (12.57) general shots on board and of yachts on the Clyde estuary, some shots of the Junior Windhook event (16.18) shot of boys playing informal football game (16.48) boy standing next to a goalpost. Panoramic view of football pitches in Glasgow Green (17.03) gvs of ext. of Hampden Park (17.12) gvs of crowds and pitch (17.24) c/u of Scottish and English football teams emerging from the tunnel. The players meet the Lord Provost (17.40) general shots of the game, 1960 British Championships, game ends 1-1 (19.11) ecs (19.37)