ROAD TO LEWIS 1936, the

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  • Argyllshire
  • Glasgow
  • Invernesshire
  • Perth and Perthshire
  • Ross-shire


  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport


  • Amateur


  • 1930s

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Title: ROAD TO LEWIS 1936, the

Reference number: 2573

Date: 1936, June

Director: filmed by James Marshall

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5 mins, c

Description: Amateur footage of a family trip to Lewis begun on the West Highland Line setting out from Glasgow Queen Street Station. The Highland scenery is shot from the train and includes the stations passed en route.

Part of a collection of films taken by James Marshall of the Glasgow family-owned firm "Marshall's Semolina"

See also ref. 2572, 2574, 2575, 2576, 2577.

Shotlist: The Gate of the West ext. shots of Glasgow Queen Street Station with hoarding advertising the London and Northeastern railway. gvs George Square with cars. Shots the steam strain to Mallaig on the West Highland Line the "Locheil 260" pulling out of Queen Street and people waving from the train. Shots of Loch Lomond, Loch Long, Crianlarich and Glen Orchy. Bridge of Orchy station, gvs scenery [underexposed] from train. Shots of train pulling into Tulloch station to Fort William gvs scenery, train pulling into station at Locheilside. Glenfinnan viaduct and Loch Sheil, Glenfinnan station. Arisaig station. Steamer to Kyle gvs steamer up the Sound of Sleat to Kyle. Loch Ness, gvs steamer for Stornoway and shots of Stornoway harbour. End (c 5 mins)