FALKIRK TO EDINBURGH ON UNION CANAL

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • West Lothian

Subjects:

  • Sporting activities
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: FALKIRK TO EDINBURGH ON UNION CANAL

Reference number: 3532

Date: 1970

Director: filmed by Mr Catford

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.54 mins

Description: Footage of the Union Canal, following its route from Falkirk to Edinburgh.

Shotlist: [no title] shots of warehouses by Union Canal. Shot of The Canal Inn (0.21) Ext. Starch Products Ltd. and Port Downie Works beside canal. Shot of Union Inn (0.47) [c. 20ft] gvs canal including shots of tunnels, bridges, people walking on towpath, derelict castle, gvs canal at different stages along the route (6.00) [c. 90ft] man beside standing stone, extensive gvs aquaduct, swan in its nest on canal, houses on banks of canal at Linlithgow (8.27) [c. 100ft] gvs canal, its banks, bridges, brief shot of cycle road race as it passes, ruined buildings beside canal, large group of canoeists (11.57) [c. 160ft] shots of two young men in rowing boat on canal with placard reading "Linlithgow Academy Canoeing Club SAVE THE CANAL!", shots of canoeists (13.11) [c. 180ft] gvs canal with houses on its bank, bridges (17.31) [c. 220ft] brief shot veteran car on bridge, gvs canal, flats built on its banks, bridges and buildings. Includes shots of general leisure pursuits on canal, including angling, rowing and walking (20.39) [c. 300ft] l/s Edinburgh Castle with panorama of city, Edinburgh bus driving parallel to canal, buildings beside it, canoeists, canal running beside city buildings, canal lock in city, warehouses of "Clincher Tyres (?)" buildings. Ends with brief shot Linlithgow Academy Canoeing Club and sunset on water (26.54) [c. 400ft]