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Reference number: 2357

Date: 1936

Director: filmed by the Scottish Temperance Film Association (Edinburgh)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.33 mins

Description: Edinburgh Temperance Day celebrations, showing the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Pageant and the crowning ceremonies of the Temperance King and Queen.

Shotlist: Credits. Edinburgh Temperance Day Celebrations Saturday 9 May 1936. Showing Hon Mrs J E Hamilton performing the crowning ceremony. King: George Stormont Queen: Beatrice Bishop in East Meadows (0.16); General views of the floats procession, arrival at the Meadows. Crowning ceremony (5.19); Notice reading "The Centenary Year of Edinburgh Total Abstinence Society"; scouts playing bugles; Juvenile lodges; United Free Church float. Edinburgh Temperance King in Royal Infirmary Pageant, Saturday 15 May 1937. speeches are made. c/u Centenary Year Placard. Edinburgh Temperance King and Queen-elect in the procession. General views of floats procession against Arthur's seat in the background; military parade; gvs crowds (6.24); Edinburgh Temperance Day Saturday 22 May 1937. Crowning of Edinburgh 4th Temperance King and Queen (John McNab and Ella Herd) in the East Meadows by Mrs Robert Gibson Supported by Mr. Robert Gibson K.C., M.P. Chairman - Duncan MacLennan S.S.C.. General shots of same; children and adults holding placads outside the National Museum: "Our Cause is God's", "The Hope of the Race is the Child", "Save the Child Build Up the Nation", "Quit You Like Men. Be Strong", "Why Not Abstain?", "Come and Join Us"; parade; floats, brass band, fancy dress gvs crowds following (6.48); General shots of participants and crowds in the Meadows; speeches made to a "Tannoy" microphone. (11.33)