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Reference number: 3057

Date: 1954

Director: [filmed by N. Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.38 mins

Description: A family holiday by caravan in the Highlands.

Nan Taggart and her mother both keen cinematographers, members of Aberdeen Cine Society. Large collection of family film. Taggart family owned a granite yard up until 1956 when they sold up, bought a farm at Marywell on Deeside and moved from the city to the rural life. Both mother, Nannie, and daughter Nan, chronicled the early years of their new lives on the farm on film. Nan Taggart and cousin Glen Ross interviewed about the films on THE WAY IT WAS, p.c. Grampian TV, Tx Oct/Nov 1994.

Shotlist: shots of family relaxing at caravan (.31) postmen with mail bags beside postal van (.38) ext. of Glenkindie Post Office (.44) group photograph outside post office (1.02) mother peeling potatoes and boy flling pan with water outside caravan, children playing cricket (1.22) tracking shot of country road from rear of bus (1.44) shots of steep road with bicycle and motor bike and brief shot of parked caravan (2.13) c/u of road sign reading "Boundary County of Banff" and County of Aberdeen" (2.20) shot of caravan entering town of Grantown (2.40) brief shot of family (2.57) c/u of signs reading "Glava Cairns and Standing Stones", "Culloden" and shot of "The Well of the Dead" and of headstones at Culloden (3.16) c/u sign for "Inverness" (3.26) shot of a campsite with tents, cars and motorbike and family's caravan (3.43) c/u sign for "Loch Ness Hotel" ext. of hotel (3.47) brief shot of petrol station (3.50) gvs Inverness streets and bridges (4.21) brief shot of pipe band at Inverness Agricultural Show (4.25) brief shot of showjumping ring and shots of agricultural machinery on display at Show (5.16) c/u of dairy produce on display (5.28) family relaxing outside caravan (6.05) tracking shot of countryside (6.23) shots of boats on loch (6.40) shot of woman leaving caravan and going for a swim in loch (6.52) caravan on road beside signs for "Lairg" and "Lochinver" and "Ullapool" (7.26) family at caravan (7.48) ext. Alness Post Office and Bogroy Variety Shop (8.00) shots of a ruined castle (8.28) c/u sign for "Loch Ness Camping Site 50 yds" (8.31) shot of boat on canal (8.50) int. of caravan showing pot on stove and dining table (9.05) shot of memorial (9.18) family packing car at caravan site (9.31) steamer on loch and ext. of Loch Leven Hotel (9.38)