CONSTRUCTION WORK AT IONA ABBEY

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Religion

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: CONSTRUCTION WORK AT IONA ABBEY

Reference number: 2743

Date: 1938 - 1952

Director: [filmed by Dr. George McLeod]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.51 mins

Description: Construction work on Iona Abbey during the years 1938-1951, and the ceremony to mark the completion of a rock garden by community campers in 1952.

Shotlist: [no title] gvs people gathering, brief shots construction with wooden beams (0.22)shots of pipe band leading procession of people to the Abbey (0.55) ext. and aerial shots of working sites at Abbey and of men at construction work. (5.31) Group pose for photograph at site, some men are wearing kilts (5.37) ext. Argyll Hotel, people walking past (5.50) procession of people in costume walking up road (6.57) int. Abbey (7.35) people outside on road beside a notice saying "Exhibition of Celtic Remains found during the excavating" [very faint] group of people singing at site and having photos taken (9.22) brief shot mother, father with children in fancy dress as bride, groom and minister; c/u baby and mother (9.36) shots of stonemasons at work (10.24) brief l/s Abbey taken from boat (10.32) George McLeod's wife and daughter; shots of woman and baby (11.58) brief shot mother and baby and int. shots of Abbey [v. dark] (12.38) [blank insert] (12.51) shots of young men running on beach (13.10) shots of a family group (13.45) int. Abbey [very dark] (14.01) men at work on ext. of Abbey, includes brief shot of some men enjoying a break and a cup of tea (14.33) group photo outside Abbey (15.06) brief shot mother and daughter (15.25) ext. of Abbey with shots of men at work on roof [very dark] (15.55) brief shot of two men by river and ext. Abbey with men working on construction (16.51)