LIFE IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS - POPULATION AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Highlands, the
  • Perth and Perthshire
  • Ross-shire
  • Sutherland

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: LIFE IN THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS - POPULATION AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS

Reference number: 2318

Date: 1968

Director: filmed by SEFA (Lanarkshire Group)

Sponsor: EFS (Educational Films of Scotland)

Production company: SEFA (Glasgow Group)

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.38 mins

Description: A look at the population and social problems of the seven crofting counties of Scotland in the late 1960s.

Also known as HIGHLAND DEPOPULATION. See paper archive file.

Credits: sc. Louise Annand
ph. Louise Annand and Roderick MacFarquhar
sd. Park Film Studios
comm. s. Michael Elder.
titles and maps by J. Stewart Crichton
decorative maps by Ian Duff

Shotlist: credits (0.15) gv's of Highland industries and scenery interspersed with headlines from newspapers and c/u of parliamentary and commissions papers (1.29) map of the seven crofting counties, brief shot of Auchindrain, Argyll a township turned into a folk museum moving onto brief shot of Lawers village, Perthshire (2.25) brief shots of brochs in Sutherland and the Northern Isles moving onto Dunadd, Glenfinnan, Culloden moor, gv's of crofting life on land and sea (5.56) transport infrastructure in the Highlands (7.23) shots of Forestry Commission plantations, Corpach pulp mill (9.11) hydro-electric power, shots of the site at Kinlochleven (10.52) tourism, shots of B&Bs, moving onto various tourist attractions in the area, skiing, craft shops (14.03) shots of roads, Mallaig harbour (16.10) brief shot of Brora coal pit, glass works at Wick, Inshriach Nursery Alpine & Rock plants, reclamation of land, cattle, sheep(18.18) Dounreay power plant and surrounding district, Invergordon (19.16) montage of scenes summing up the documentary (20.27) ecs (20.38)