EAST SUTHERLAND

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Places:

  • Caithness
  • Sutherland

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Nature

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: EAST SUTHERLAND

Reference number: 2695

Date: 1952*

Director: [filmed by David Sime]

Sponsor: [Scottish] Countryside Club

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.29 mins

Description: An amateur record of a tour around East Sutherland, featuring such landmarks as the castles of Skibo and Dunrobin and Bonar Bridge. Includes footage of traditional salmon fishers at work and manual sheep shearing.

David Sime was a pharmacist, photographer and President of the Scottish Countryside Club, which promoted the enjoyment of nature and the outdoors, hillwalking and rambling, as well as holding social events such as an annual concert and garden parties, with much hilarity in evidence. The club travelled all over Scotland, but many walks were held near to the central belt, with outings to locations such as the Trossachs and Loch Lomond proving popular. Mr Sime’s films depicted traditional industries such as farming and fishing, as well as scenic landscapes and walks. Many of these landscapes remain unchanged, but the style and the gear of the walkers is very different to the equipment of today’s adventurers.

Credits: The Countryside Club presents

Shotlist: credit (0.07) Bonar Bridge (0.20) gvs salmon fishermen out on river in wooden rowing boats, casting nets into the water and pulling in catch (2.19) bridge over the River Carron (2.33) view of the Fannich Hills (2.50) exts Skibo Castle and gardens (3.15) l/s Duke of Sutherland monument (3.20) exts Dunrobin Castle and gardens (4.04) gvs sheep shearing and rolling up of the fleece (5.31) gvs Helmsdale, including elevated shots of harbour bay and ruined castle on headland (6.03) salmon fishers at work in the harbour, casting nets and pulling in catch (7.08) shot of men walking along harbour wall, fishing boats are moored (7.17) sunset over the sea, as seen from Dunnet (7.23) The End (7.29)