EDINBURGH: HOME OF THE FRIENDLY GAMES

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Members of the Commonwealth Games team from Ghana arrive in Edinburgh to a typical Scottish reception. (clip)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: EDINBURGH: HOME OF THE FRIENDLY GAMES

Reference number: 3420

Date: 1970

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.14 mins

Description: Sports documentary profiling the 1970 Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh. Includes shots of athletes from Commonwealth nations training in newly built facilities and visiting the city.

Shotlist: gv's of Edinburgh zooming on castle; shot of main gate; Scott Monument; Princes Street Gardens; deserted Edinburgh Streets; Castle being opened up in preparation, milk van, c/u pet cat, guards etc. (1.37) athletes from Ghana arrive at Edinburgh Airport; welcoming ceremony, with three pipers (2.21) ints. shuttle bus; athletes arrive at Edinburgh University's Halls of Residence the venue for the Commonwealth Games Village (3.03) Shots of athletes of different Commonwealth nations in the village; flag raising ceremony held to welcome New Zealand, Malawi, Hong Kong and Uganda (4.17) athletes training in foggy conditions on Arthur's Seat, running and cycling (4.51) training at Meadowbank stadium; javelin, shot put, running etc. (6.25) Commonwealth swimming pool, divers and swimmers in training [v/o mentions this will be the first "metric" games] (7.09) athletes signing autographs for children in the Commonwealth Village; child and Nigerian athlete play-box (8.06) athletes from Bermuda walking around the streets of Edinburgh and walking through the castle (9.35) athletes gathered in a hall for a pre Games party; gvs Scottish Country Dancing (10.14)