HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

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Places:

  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Arts and crafts
  • Celts and celtic culture
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

Reference number: 3065

Date: 1976c

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.58 mins

Description: The Callanish standing stones, crofting, weaving and the farming of oysters on the island of Lewis. [Rushes only].

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs Stornoway harbour, fishing boats - pan to Breasclete pier, Lewis - tracking shots from boat of pier construction work - gvs earth-moving machinery at work - gvs village and construction work - ls pier and village (2.38) aerial shot over coastline - British Airways aircraft landing at Stornoway Airport, passengers disembarking, c/u 'Welcome to Stornoway' sign - gvs ferry Suilven approaching terminal, passengers and vehicles disembarking (3.57) gvs Stornoway harbour and fishing boats, Lews Castle - gvs Dun Carloway broch, standing stones at Callanish - pan across fields - woman raking grass outside bed and breakfast croft - ls sheep in field (5.04) man operating loom inside croft, weaving checked tweed - gvs small village, crofts and thatched blackhouse - car driving towards sandy beach at Cliff - gvs beach, people relaxing and in sea - gvs coastline and beaches, sheep on headland - sheep being herded by shepherd and dog (6.46) gvs in factory, fleeces loaded into vat for dyeing, wool washed and sorted, spun (8.20) van delivers wool to croft - gvs crofter weaving checked tweed on loom (9.18) gvs in factory, women checking, darning, trimming tweed - woman ironing Harris Tweed logo on to tweed (10.08) gvs loch and oyster farm - oysters on trays - oysters fixed to vertical racks, then taken out by boat and secured underwater in off-shore beds (13.58)