TOWN CALLED AYR, a

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Pelicula Films

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: TOWN CALLED AYR, a

Reference number: 2261

Date: 1974

Director: d. Mark Littlewood

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and The Royal Burgh of Ayr

Production company: Pelicula Films Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 17.20 mins

Description: The town of Ayr with the World Pipe Band Championships and the Ayr races.

See production file.

Credits: ph. Mark Littlewood
m. Bread, Love & Dreams
ed. Margaret Dickinson
comm. w. Douglas Eadie
comm. s. James Grant
ph. Mark Littlewood

Shotlist: [Shotlisted at different speed. Actual timing is 17.20 mins @ 24 fps]

title (.04) pan coast with l/s of Ayr (.25) tracking shots Ayr town centre, including statue of Robert Burns and shots of people shopping in sunshine wearing holiday clothes, men in kilts (1.26) pipe bands at World Pipe Band Championship at Ayr Stam (?) Park with shots of attending crowds relaxing in park (3.12) shot of ruins of Ayr castle at sunset (3.43) shot of William the Lion's Charter for Ayr (3.52) shots of ruins of Alloway Kirk (4.09) brief shot of the new church called "the Auld Kirk" (4.19) shots of fishing boats in Ayr harbour (4.35) shot of Ayr auld brig (4.53) brief shot statue of Robert Burns (4.57) piper playing at a Burns supper and the address to a haggis being spoken (5.47) actors playing the June Rite of Burns and procession ending the old bridge at Alloway, re-enacting the Tam o' Shanter poem (Jack House features] (7.04) combine harvester at work (7.35) fish and prawn catches being unloaded at Ayr harbour with brief shot of fish market (8.12) ext. of some of Ayr's grand houses (8.46) couples in costume dancing a waltz (9.18) c/u fountain (9.33) shot of three young women in costume by side of river and two young men in a rowing boat, one of whom falls in water (10.27) costume comedy scene of bathing belles on the beach (11.26) shots of holidaymakers on Ayr beach (12.23) shot of brass band going through street in Ayr with majorettes twirling batons (12.47) shots of people enjoying the sunshine in streets of Ayr, the beach, children on a roundabout at a swing park,trampolining (13.25) brief shot of yachts (13.31) brief shot of golfer teeing off (13.46) Ayr races (15.06) shot of an elderly couple walking in a park (15.29) c/u tulips (15.44) young couple kissing and walking beside river (16.24) young couple watching fishing boats at sunset (16.54) horse riding on beach at sunset (17.04) people walking over the auld brig (17.34) brief shot Robert Burns statue at sunset (17.42) ecs (18.40)