SHEEP DIPPING

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Animals

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SHEEP DIPPING

Reference number: 3570

Date: 1936

Director: filmed by William Kirkness

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.51 mins

Description: Sheep dipping in Shetland.

Winner of the Lucidity Prize at the 1936 Scottish Amateur Film Festival. Lucidity Prize also won by "Pes Cavus" this year. Entered in Edinburgh Amateur Film Festival 1938.

Shotlist: A School Film made in the Shetlands Islands by William Kirkness (0.16) Sheep are washed in Sheep Dip twice a year. Dipping destroys parasites which cause disease in the sheep. All sheep in Britain must be dipped. (0.35) shots of sheep on hillside with shepherd (1.02) Watch the sheep being gathered and driven to be dipped. (1.08) shots of sheep being rounded up by shepherds with their sheepdogs (3.25) Into the fenced enclosure go all of them shots of sheep being rounded up into pen (4.27) Phew! that was hot work for everyone. But the real work has only begun... mixing the dip up The Sheep Dip is put into the Dipping Bath, and water added.. The man who dips the sheep needs oilskins to save his clothes. shots of preparation for dipping, rounding up the sheep (6.13) Each owner has a different mark on the ears of the sheep shots of sheep being dipped (7.05) The man is keeping count of every sheep dipped more shots of dipping (7.42) sheep are let out of pen after dipping (8.39) All over... Back to the Hills again The End (8.51)