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  • Angus
  • Dundee
  • Perth and Perthshire


  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Fish and fishing
  • Local government
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport


  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored


  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 2257

Date: 1974

Director: d. Oscar Marzaroli

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Tayside Development Authority

Production company: Ogam Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.50 mins

Description: An overview of Tayside, looking at its industries, towns, landscape and people. First Films of Scotland film to be made about one of the new local authority regions.

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Credits: treatment & commentary Donald Alexander
nar. John Young
cam. Martin Singleton, David Peat
loc. sd. Alex Brown

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 26.50 mins @ 24 fps]

Titles (.04) map of Scotland, gvs river Tay at Dundee with boats, shots of Tay road and rail bridges (1.07) brief shot of river at Perth (1.13) visuals landscape at Loch Tay (1.40) shots of river Dochart and its source on Ben Lui (1.57) visuals landscape (2.41) shots of Fortingall (3.04) sheep trials (3.54) visuals dams and power stations (4.42) gvs Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld (5.33) landscape at River Earn (6.05) shots of Crieff, waterskiing on Loch Earn (6.41) shots of Gleneagles and people golfing (7.19) fields of barley and int. shots of Bells Whisky Distillery with shots of barrels. whisky bottling machinery at Dewar's (8.45) farmland at Strathmore (9.23) raspberry picking by hand and machine (10.14) brief shot int. pub with shot of Aly Bain playing the fiddle intercut with shots of people in the streets of Blairgowrie (10.45) brief shot of sheep and cattle farm (11.24) loading of potatoes onto boat at Montrose harbour (11.48) shots of machinery processing and canning vegetables (12.11) Montrose harbour and quay with ship docked (12.32) visuals coastline (12.58) fishing boats at Arbroath harbour (13.32) gvs Tay Estuary and men salmon fishing with ring nets (15.41) gvs traffic on roads (16.15) shots of Perth, including train pulling into station, and shot of Perth harbour (16.48) shots of traffic on Tay Road Bridge (17.05) brief shots train on Tay Rail Bridge, Loganair plane taking off from Dundee (17.29) panning shot of Dundee (17.47) shots of schoolchildren disembarking from liner "Uganda" in dock at Dundee (18.00) Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and Edward embarking from "Britannia" and crowds watching at Dundee dock (18.15) shots of bales of jute being unloaded from ship from Calcutta (Kolkata) (18.23) shots of machinery spinning jute into yarn and textiles (19.05) unloading of fruit and paper from ships (19.20) launch of floating crane (19.39)

shots of floating crane going down slipway (.25) flax being unloaded at docks and brief shot Kirriemuir (.43) timber being unloaded and brief shot of housebuilding (.58) panning shot of Dundee showing new housing estates (1.35) brief shot machinery weaving fibre (2.08) shots power station, oil refinery and loading of piping onto ships at docks (2.59) int. shots of people working office machinery and computers, shots of electronic components (3.56) gvs people going to work in Dundee (4.33) schoolchildren coming out of school, ext. shots of College of Commerce, College of Art, University, Ninewells Hospital (5.33) gvs people in shopping streets of Dundee (6.31) visuals landscape of Tayside (7.58) ecs (8.17)