REPORT ON NORTH AYRSHIRE TOWNS

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The reporter highlights the economic problems facing North Ayrshire from a neglected post-war industrial estate in Kilwinning. (clip)

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Local government

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: REPORT ON NORTH AYRSHIRE TOWNS

Reference number: 2604

Date: 1962

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.33 mins

Description: A programme made to highlight the level of unemployment in Ayrshire created by industrial recession. Ardrossan, Stevenston, Kilwinning and Saltcoats created by industrial recession and the high unemployment in the area.

Shotlist: (Title missing) Reporter to camera on problems facing North Ayrshire towns; shots of Ayrshire coastline, towards Arran. (1.15) Int. Provost Robert Lambie, who speaks about the local recession of ICI and shipyards because of jobs moving elsewhere. (3.44) Visuals of the area; the port of Ardrossan (4.45) Reporter outside Ardrossan Labour Exchange. (5.37) Vox pops unemployed men and one woman (7.55) Tracking shot Saltcoats street; v/o on the 4 towns' formation of the North Ayrshire Joint Committee for Industrial Development. (8.58) Int. William Hilton, committee member (11.03) gvs ICI plant in Ardeer; brief shot Hunterston nuclear power station site, under construction; Kilwinning Industrial Estate overgrown with grass, a solitary factory (12.20) Int. Alec Matthews Chairman of the North Ayrshire Development Committee (14.35) Reporter concludes his report, walking through knee high grass in Kilwinning Industrial Estate (15.04) visuals boat leaving port (15.35) (ecs missing)