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Reference number: 3518

Date: 1967

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.19 mins

Description: Group of walkers exploring St Kilda and helping with the count of goats.

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, Grampian TV, transmitted October / November 1994.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from speed corrected VHS, manual timecode]

[COL] title (0.08) shots of boat heading toward St Kilda (0.33) shots of sunset over St Kilda (0.47) shots of walkers arriving on St Kilda, shots of group walking round stone crofts and settlements (1.42) shots of the sea and land of St Kilda, shots of walkers admiring view, shots of egg in nests on the ground (2.32) shots of waves crashing against shore line, shots of men sheltering from wind (3.12) shots of puffins flying off rock (3.21) gv's of men walking round St Kilda; shots of birds nesting on rocks, shots of group climbing up hills of St Kilda, shot of man climbing jutting rock face (5.11) shot of birds circling down at sea level, shots of men repairing stone crofts, men moving large red gas canister (there are a number in background) shots of group having tea beside stone walls, shots of seagulls landing on roof with mist covered hills in background (6.29) shot of man in kilt throwing bread to birds, shots of birds flocking to eat bread, shots of birds flying away (7.09) c/u shots of various wild flowers including buttercups (7.46) shots of man outside croft playing guitar with other man singing along, shot of group taking photographs of sheep being held by man in kilt (8.14) shots of gerbil running about - it appears to be confined to a glass surround (8.59) shot of two men holding up dead heron to the camera, shot of man gutting and skinning the heron (9.31) shot of dingy being reversed onto beach by jeep, shot of dingy on water with people inside pulling up to harbour wall by the sea, shots of people getting off dingy and climbing up ladder, shots of dingy being taken out of sea and attached to back of Land Rover, and driven away (10.32) brief shot of St Kilda Post Office sign (10.36) shots of people holding goats and examining them, shots of goats being injected with something (12.05) shots of settlements and crofts (12.28) shots of woman playing guitar sitting on a wall, shot of man playing mouth organ, shot of billy goat looking at camera (12.43) shot of tractor arm being loaded with luggage, shot of tractor driving into hull of naval ship 'L4087' to deposit luggage (13.22) shots of group making dinner on small fire, shots of tins in water being boiled, shots of dinner being given out to members of group, shots of group relaxing after dinner (14.15) The End (14.19)