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Reference number: 3287

Date: 1956 / 1971

Director: filmed by William S. Dobson

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.20 mins

Description: Scenes of village life in the Edinburgh parish of Colinton 1956 & 1971. (10 mins)

From collection of film of village life in the Edinburgh parish of Colinton 1945-1971

Credits: camera team Cecil McGregor and Neil Shaw

Shotlist: [COL] The two film-makers load up the 16mm camera. Neil Shaw, and Cecil Macgregor (with cap). 1971* Colinton Commercials whimsical and affectionate look at village life - the shops, shopkeepers and shoppers of Colinton - Two ladies, Bet Munro in white hat and Alison McDonald get entangled in their new string bags and are cut free by the local butcher Ian Roberts. Mr Paterson the chemist goes fishing, and sells his catch to Rangecroft the fishmonger. Davie McGill plants ‘fast growing’ flowers at Downes nursery. Jackie Picken in his shoeshop. Mrs Chris Drummond in blue cardigan (5.26) [BW] The Witch of Clubbiedean Breaks loose again gv's scenes from village pantomime (dark), including Willie Ross, band leader, Stephen Urquhart, Mary Frizell and Rosemary Thomson, Mary Campbell and Pat Henderson, John Crawford, Hector Coats, Ronnie Pearson at table, Mary Frizell, Ewan Morrison in kilt, Stephen Urquhart with parcel as ‘Oor Wullie’, Michael Duncan, Ronnie Pearson, Ian Urqhuart, middle of the 3 ‘Home Guardsmen’, Leslie Coats – policeman (10.20)