SCENES OF ORKNEY

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SCENES OF ORKNEY

Reference number: 2801

Date: 1935 - 1937

Director: [filmed by John Stout]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.26 mins

Description: Farm workers on Orkney, St. Magnus Cathedral, a local fete, and footage of a launch bearing the German Swastika with passengers arriving at Kirkwall harbour.

Shotlist: No credits. aerials from bi-plane of Orkney coast (0.36) c/u shots of farm workers and of a family with a baby (1.32) aerials Kirkwall and ext. shots of St. Magnus Cathedral (2.24) children on street and two boys playing on a beach and in the water (2.54) shots of a vessel in Kirkwall harbour (3.23) brief shot of elderly gentleman and a couple in their garden (3.38) l/s Cathedral (3.51) c/u fisherman on rowing boat holding caught fish (4.00) brief shot steam ship in harbour (4.19) brief shot children playing in back garden (4.33) shot of ship (4.54) shots of people in garden (5.10) passengers on steam ship (5.34) gvs launch flying German swastika in harbour with passengers and shots of it moving out of harbour to German cruise ship (6.19) gvs children's pageant and fete with shots of children having pony rides, a cake stall and 'bonny baby' competition (7.20) gvs a tower and of a family by standing stones and archaeological site [Skara Brae?] (7.54) shots of family having a picnic by the sea (8.06) shots taken from ferry, of people on pier waving goodbye (8.15) brief shot of passengers on ferry (8.26)