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  • Bute


  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport


  • Local topical


  • GILLESPIE, James Stirling
  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions


  • 1920s

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Reference number: 2334

Date: 1921 - 1922c

Sponsor: Palace Picture House, Rothesay

Production company: Green's Topical Productions, Glasgow and London

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.30 mins

Description: Holiday-makers arriving in Rothesay by the steamer "Columba". Beach scenes, the ladies' bathing pond, the putting green.

From collection of local topicals commissioned from cameraman in Glasgow by James Gillespie, proprietor of the Palace and later Waverley Picture Houses, Rothesay See additional information file

Credits: [artwork Forest Niven?]

Shotlist: Credits (.10); The Columba arrives with her full complement of holiday makers. gvs of steamer approaching pier. Passengers disembark (.33); scenes on pier and road behind. Pan round to pier buildings (.40); Crowded beach. Children at water's edge (.47); Rothesay Castle. Shots of same (1.22); The Ladies' Bathing Pond. The fair sex are firm believers in the motto "Safety First". Children in the water (1.35); Where the girls are you will find a b(u)oy. Girls in water (1.50); The putting green. John Hutchison had better look out. People on the green (2.03); Incomplete.