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  • Ayrshire


  • Agriculture
  • Arts and crafts
  • Birds
  • Fish and fishing


  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored


  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • RUSSELL, Stanley Livingstone


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 2792

Date: 1961

Director: d. Stanley Russell

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Royal Burgh of Ayr

Production company: Thames & Clyde Film Co. Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12 mins

Description: The story of the town of Ayr and its links with Robert Burns.

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Credits: ph. Kenneth Mackay
nar. Clarke Tait
singer Evelyn Campbell
piano accord. Arthur Spink

Shotlist: REEL 1
l/s of Ayr Brig and c/u talking head of narrator (.520 c/u details and gvs of St. John's Church tower (1.32) gvs graveyard (1.47) shot of part of old city wall (1.54) gvs Loudoun Hall (2.29) shot of Robert Burns statue and Tam O' Shanter Inn (2.55) shot of elderly gentlemen drinking beer round a table (3.15) gvs Kirk Alloway and its graveyard with Burns' father's headstone (3.30) gvs Brig Alloway (3.40) ext. Burns' Cottage with group of Japanese tourists outside (4.00) gvs river Doon and Burns statue (4.42) talking head narrator on Ayr Brig (5.12) shots of families on Ayr beach (5.54) brief shot men bowling (6.01) gvs golfers on course at Ayr (6.40) shots of Belleisle Park with peacocks (7.12)

c/u programme for Ayr Regatta, Sat. 3rd June 1961 and shots of yachts racing (0.24) gvs Ayr races (1.28) talking head narrator on Ayr brig (1.55) horses, ponies and cattle at agricultural show (2.10) gvs fishing boats coming into harbour and brief shot haul of crayfish (2.36) gvs street scenes including town hall, Wellington Square and beach pavilion (3.19) ext. Gaiety Theatre and Civic Theatre (3.32) shot of Burns statue (3.45) brief shots Ayr Brig, and port with shot of steamer pulling away (4.30) sunset over harbour (4.46) ecs (5.07)