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  • Argyllshire
  • Caithness
  • Highlands, the


  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Transport


  • Documentary
  • Sponsored


  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 2756

Date: 1971

Director: d. Oscar Marzaroli

Sponsor: HIDB; British Aluminium Company; Films of Scotland

Production company: Ogam Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 31.48 mins

Description: The industries of the Highlands featuring the Invergordon Smelter and Ben Cruachan and Dounreay Power Stations.

Golden Mercury International Film Festival, Venice, 1972 - Diploma.

See also ref. 3915

Credits: ph. Oscar Marzaroli
treatment & comm. w. Allan Campbell McLean
nar. Maurice Roeves
m. composed by Frank Spedding
conducted by Marcus Dods
ass. d. Martin Singleton
p.a. Anne Caldwell, Colin Tough
location sd. Duncan Fraser
ed. Bill Forsyth

Shotlist: REEL 1
Aerial and panning shots Loch Ness and l/s Foyer's factory [Britain's first aluminium smelter] (2.10) aerials Falls of Foyers (2.35) shot of mechanical diggers and trucks on construction site of Invergordon Smelter (3.24) shots of construction of jetty on Cromarty Firth for alumina carriers and shots of workers on construction of drum of storage silo for alumina; gvs construction work on site (5.17) c/u conductor bar rolling out of casting shop at Fort William plant (5.40) shots of vehicles on road through Great Glen including a truck carrying timber and one carrying conductor bars (6.35) night l/s of Invergordon Smelter and of truck arriving with conductor bars (7.16) int. shots of smelter showing bar being bent into shape and welders at work (7.44) aerial shots of decking being constructed on jetty and c/u shots of workers on construction (8.43) aerials jetty and smelter (9.40) int. shots of ingots being cast (10.20) l/s high buttress dam at Ben Cruachan (10.27) int. Ben Cruachan underground power station (11.22) ext. shots of Dounreay Power Station (12.23) shots of schoolchildren coming out of school in Thurso (12.53) gvs sand yachting at Dunnet Bay, Caithness (14.00) gvs the House of the Northern Gate at Dunnet Bay (14.10) gvs sunset over Cape Wrath (14.36) c/u shots glass making at Caithness Glass Factory in Wick (17.02) gvs sheep market at Lairg, including shots of auction (17.63)

shots of car on road through Glen Shiel and panning shots landscape (1.33) shots of timber felling on Mount Rattigan (2.57) gvs Rattigan Forest (3.24) gvs Fort William Pulp and Paper Mill (3.42) gvs skiers at Cairngorm on chairlift and tow-bar (4.34) brief shots curling rink, swimming pool and go-karting at Aviemore (4.49) gvs canoeists on the river Spey (5.13) gvs pony trekkers (5.45) gvs glider (6.08) shots of holidaymakers at Loch Morlich (6.40) pan Glen Mor (7.07) night shot of inter-city sleeper leaving London for Aviemore (7.40) int. shots of delegates at a luncheon at the Aviemore Centre (8.20) shots of workers tunnelling underground at Foyers (9.17) aerials landscape (10.38) ecs (11.21)