HIGHLAND PLAYGROUND

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Highlands, the

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Sporting activities
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: HIGHLAND PLAYGROUND

Reference number: 3061

Date: 1968

Director: d. Peter Whale

Sponsor: The British Travel Association and The Scottish Tourist Board

Production company: The Overseas Film and Television Centre Ltd. London

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.57 mins

Description: Winter sports activities in the Cairngorm area and the facilities offered at the Aviemore Centre.

Credits: ph. Martin Gray
ed. Tony Muscat

Shotlist: credits (.23) gvs Forth Rail and Road Bridges with train and traffic going over them (.34) int. train with shot of young women in train on their way to Aviemore (1.13) shot of train arriving at Aviemore station and girls disembarking with their skis (1.35) shot of Aviemore Centre (1.40) int. hotel foyer with receptionist (1.47) shot of chalets and girls arriving at one, carrying in their skis and int shots of girls putting their luggage on bunk beds (2.09) shot of queue of skiers waiting outside ski school in Aviemore Centre (2.14) int. Centre's information office with man in kilt asking for information (2.26) people swimming and diving in indoor pool (2.44) people skating and curling on indoor ice rink (3.43) people playing bowls at indoor nine pin bowling alley (4.02) shot of beginner skiers on dry ski slope (4.24) view of Cairngorm landscape (4.40) ints. visitor centre with people looking at wildlife exhibits (4.52) int. foyer of Speyside Theatre (5.00) shot of record going onto turntable (5.04) shots of young people disco dancing (5.52) people loading up vehicles with skis and driving towards the mountains (6.28) shots of herd of reindeer and of their herdsman blowing a horn (7.14) shot of skiers arriving at chairlift [including landrover of the Aviemore Ski School] (7.30) shots of skiers using chairlift, tow-bars and of skiers on slopes (8.40) gvs skiers (11.00) shot of accordion player and people dancing and enjoying themselves in the pub apres-ski (11.50) end title (11.57)