FORTH AND CLYDE CANAL, the

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire
  • Lanarkshire
  • Stirlingshire
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: FORTH AND CLYDE CANAL, the

Reference number: 3531

Date: 1976

Director: filmed by John Graham, Brian Jobson

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 31 mins

Description: A history of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Credits: nar. Alasdair Hutton
p.a. Melvyn Cross
sd. Kenny Allan, Neil Planner
ed. Robert Bathgate
w. & p. Guthrie Hutton

Shotlist: gvs shots of Forth and Clyde Canal intercut with stills depicting the history of the building of the canal (3.31) shots of canal at Grangemouth, locks at Falkirk, Wyndford, Dolater Bog, aqueduct at Kirkintilloch, gvs canal, ending at Stockingfield (7.00) shot of canal at Hamiltonhill (7.29) aerials locks and aquaduct at Maryhill, canal at Clydebank and Old Kilpatrick, ending at Bowling (8.37) brief shot vessel on Clyde at end of canal at Bowling (8.44) stills depicting history of boat building on the canal (12.09) stills depicting history of Union Canal (12.47) brief c/u steam trains intercut with stills depicting history of passengers steamers [Fairy Queen, Gipsy Queen, May Queen] on canal and the evolving of the puffer (17.30) shots of road traffic going over steel and swing canal bridges (18.21) shot of disused canal beside A80 (18.39) shots of disused canal with brief shot of children playing beside disused canal (22.04) shots of filled-in canal at Grangemouth (22.15) man canoeing and people course fishing on canal, people walking beside canal, birds on water (23.51) volunteers from Scottish Inland Waterways Association removing rubbish from canal (25.34) boats on canal at Kirkintilloch (26.11) shots of horse on towpath with rope pulling boat (26.21) more shots of rubbish being cleared and burned (27.00) shots of warehouses built for whisky industry (27.09) shot of Union Inn (27.15) offices of British Waterways Board at Hamilton Hill (27.20) boats at the locks at Bowling (27.51) brief shot of vessel on Clyde at Bowling (28.10) shots of deserted and crumbling buildings on banks of disused canal (29.36) shots of disused railway lines beside disused canal (29.45) brief shot motorway at North Canal Bank St. (30.08) ecs (31.09)