STORY OF TORMORE, the

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Places:

  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Food and drink
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • Campbell Harper Productions
  • COOPER, Henry
  • Films of Scotland Committee
  • HARPER, Alan James

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: STORY OF TORMORE, the

Reference number: 2795

Date: 1963

Director: d. Alan Harper

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Seager, Evans & Co. Ltd.

Production company: Campbell Harper Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: The construction of the Tormore Distillery on Speyside, highlighting some of the aspects of the social and historical setting of the development.

Alternative title: STORY OF LONG JOHN, the.

Credits: comm. w. Neil Gunn
comm. s. Iain Cuthbertson
m. comp & arr. Eric Roberts
ph. Henry Cooper, Russell Walker
sd. rec. Jack Gibson

Shotlist: Reel 1
Credits (.21) visuals snow-covered landscape (.57) visuals Spey River valley (1(.33) shot of angler in River Spey fishing for salmon (2.36) angler and ghillie having a dram by river to 'wet the fish's head' (2.53) brief shot highland cattle (3.00) visuals barley field and highland rivers and streams (3.45) shot of two men testing the water from the Tormore burn (4.23) shots of testing the water in a laboratory (4.42) shot of actor playing the architect Sir Albert Richardson, sketching the design for the Tormore distillery (5.12) gvs mechanical earth diggers at work on construction site and gvs construction work of distillery and of builders laying foundation stones for homes for the distillery workers (6.45) visuals highland landscape and shots of abandoned and derelict houses (7.56) shot of two men hunting red deer and bringing down the dead stag from the hill on the back of a pony.

Reel 2
gvs construction of distillery (1.22) pipe band marching on a street and on to a highland games (1.46) gvs hammer throwing, tossing the caber, highland dancing (2.55) pipe band (3.03) people dancing the eightsome reel at a ceilidh (3.31) shots of men at work on construction of houses (3.58) gvs arrival on the back of a lorry of the body of the still to the distillery (4.42) shots of workers moving into newly completed houses at distillery (5.22) int. completed distillery and int. of mash tun, where barley and water are mashed together and gvs vats where fermentation occurs, shots of stills and still man assessing quality of spirit (7.50) shots of the piping of the spirit to the store and being filled into casks that are rolled into the warehouse (8.45) gvs ext. distillery (9.26) ecs (9.38)