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  • Perth and Perthshire


  • Sporting activities
  • Water and waterways


  • Amateur


  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)


  • 1950s

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Title: SKIMSTERS, the

Reference number: 2668

Date: 1959

Director: filmed by Harry Birrell

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.32 mins

Description: Waterskiers on Loch Earn, practising and taking part in Loch Earn Water Skiing championships.

Winner of the Marshall Quaich award at the 1959 Scottish Amateur Film Festival.

Amateur film that gained 4 stars in the Amateur Cine World Ten Best competition.

Credits: New Century Orchestra conducted by Sydney Torch

This film gained 4 stars in the Amateur Cine World ten best competition 1959 .

Shotlist: credits (0.40) shot of loch, and its banks (0.58) shots of a man water-skiing (1.22) gvs Loch Earn Water Ski Club members water skiing (2.01) c/u water skis, boat and other equipment (2.22) gvs water skiers practicing (4.26) c/u of different types of water skis (4.51) gvs water skiers practicing on Loch Earn, tracking shots from skier's boat (6.07) gvs street scenes as people arrive to take part in Loch Earn Water Ski championships (6.31) Ewan Cameron, founder of LEWSC; gvs competitors skiing over ramp (7.13) gvs slalom (7.48) trick sking (8.25) jumping event (9.16) ski club members slalom and jump over Loch Earn (10.58)