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Reference number: 2262

Date: 1979

Director: d. Mike Alexander

Sponsor: Films of Scotland, Scottish Film Production Trust, Lothian Regional Council and Edinburgh District Council

Production company: Pelicula Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18 mins

Description: A descriptive essay on the city of Edinburgh, and in particular of Edinburgh Castle.

Awarded Diploma at the 8th International Festival of Sport and Tourist Films in Kranj, northern Yugoslavia.

See production file.

Credits: sc. George Bruce
nar. Iain Cuthbertson
sd. rec. Colin Nicholson
ed. Bert Eeles
cam. Mark Littlewood
m. perf. Kenneth Elliott, Leonard Friedman, Daphne Godson, Trevor Green, Ian Harwood, John Isaacs, Ian Laing, Michael Tilmouth.

Shotlist: Aerial shots of the Lothian countryside surrounding Edinburgh [title overlay] (2.13) l/s Edinburgh Castle and aerials Edinburgh New Town (2.49) shots of Castle and of man climbing castle rock (3.39) int. Crown Room and ext. Castle (5.33) int. St. Margaret's Chapel (5.42) shots of Holyrood Abbey (6.10) ext. Holyrood House (6.42) int. and ext. St. Giles Cathedral (7.39) shots of pipe band playing on Castle esplanade and shots of the Guard of Honour outside Assembly Hall to mark the opening of the General Assembly (8.34) brief shot of General Assembly procession (8.50) int. Great Hall of the Castle (9.12) ext. Parliament Square and int. Parliament House (9.41) aerials New Town (10.02) gvs New Town buildings (12.01) shots of Princes Street Gardens with people sunbathing (12.49) shot of the firing of the one o'clock salute and shot of the original 'Mons Meg' (13.09) gvs Firth of Forth (13.30) shot of a pipe band beating the retreat on the Castle esplanade (14.08) int. Scottish National War Memorial in the Castle (14.45) shot of guns firing the royal salute from the Castle (15.21) shot of the Queen at the Ceremony of the Keys, Holyrood House (15.43) shots of performers and audience at the Tattoo and of the traditional lone piper playing on the battlements at the end of the Tattoo (17.17) ecs (17.57)