SPEY VALLEY - SKI VALLEY

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SPEY VALLEY - SKI VALLEY

Reference number: 2949

Date: 1970

Director: d. James Handsley

Sponsor: H.I.D.B. [Highlands and Islands Development Board]

Production company: [Film Division] Gordon Bradley Ltd., London

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.15 mins

Description: Shot during the 1970 Cairngorm Winter Festival, the film highlights the attractions of a winter holiday in the Cairngorms - both the ski-ing and apres-ski facilities available.

Credits: narr. John Graham
camera Don Long
ed. Peter Leslie
w. and d. James Handsley

Shotlist: montage of shots, featuring people leaving for a skiing holiday in Aviemore - by plane, train and automobile (1.30) credits and title overlaid over a snowy Aviemore (1.44) marching band on ice rink, intercut with scenics and transport making bound for Aviemore (3.02) train arrives Aviemore Station, plane arriving, ints ice rink and band (3.45) different teams assemble on ice, after being announced by compere (4.20) ints Highland dancing display (5.14) floor full of people dancing along to bagpipe music (5.47) snowy landscapes and ski slopes. People prepare to travel to slopes (7.42) boots are laced up, gvs nursery slopes, people taking the ski tows / lifts (8.32) setting off down hill, gvs skiiing (9.21) exts The Tarmigan (at 3656ft above sea level, the highest restaurant in Britain), exts and further gvs ski slopes including shot of snow buggy (10.10) snow tractor delivering food to restaurant (10.25) ints 'White Lady Sheiling' restaurant, and people enjoying hot meal (10.46) gvs skiing on Corriecass (?), gvs river and trees (11.57) ints ski hire (12.06) ints ski school where people enjoy an evening meal (12.37) ints more expensive luxury restaurant (12.56) ints 'The Woodshed' and music performed by live folk band play, intercut scenics (13.29) ints curling rink at the Aviemore Centre (13.47) gvs dancing along to the sounds of the live 'Chris Barber Band' (14.39) dark roads by night, as car passes road signs for 'Kingussie'. 'Newtonmore', 'Aviemore' (15.02) ints young people dancing at disco (15.28) Manfred Mann rock band on stage (16.00) gvs ski slope slalom race (16.15) ice hockey match, intercut slalom (17.40) gvs young and old people enjoying skiing for fun (18.30) ints swimming pool at the Aviemore Centre (18.49) children (and dog!) enjoy ski lesson (19.00) gvs Scottish country dancing (20.04) exts Coylumbridge Hotel (20.14) ints beauty contest where an elderly man and another man and woman write notes and compere - a young Tony Blackburn - awards the prize for Miss Highlands and Islands 197? (22.23) gvs big band (Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen), and dancing (23.03) ecs (23.15)