PHAROS 1960 - 1961

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Outer Hebrides
  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • Architecture and buildings
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: PHAROS 1960 - 1961

Reference number: 3730

Date: [196-]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.54 mins

Description: Lighthouse inspection made in 1960 - 1961 by the Pharos VIII [possibly 1969?]. Main duties of this Northern Lighthouse Board Ship included the delivery of stores and supplies, buoyworking and the statutory inspection of the navigation aids on oil rigs in the Scottish sector. Beginning in Gourock, the ship makes its way near Cowaal Hills, Bradda Head, Port St Mary, Langness and Douglas Harbour [possibly 1969?]. The 1961 footage features Bell Rock, Cromarty, Duncansby Head, Stromness, Cape Wrath, Lewis, Skerryvore and finishes up in Oban.

Shotlist: Gv of a ship at anchor. (.13) Man in naval uniform. (.17) Gv's of coastline. (.48) L/s of a small white lighthouse. (1.03) Landscape and coastline. (1.09) Lighthouse men standing on some rocks. (1.16) White lighthouse, taken from the motor launch as it sails away. (1.29) L/'s of a white lighthouse. (1.39) Gv's of town on the coast. (1.52) Gv of a headland. (2.01) Pan down an electricity pole (?). (2.09) Gv'ss of lighthouse men outside a small white washed cottage. (2.29) View of the landscape then out to sea. (2.34) Lighthouse men working with the ropes of the motor launch attached to the ship. A town can be seen in the background.(2.46) Grey rock lighthouse. (2.54) Gv's of a white lighthouse and rd pipes leading up to the outbuildings. (3.16) Gv of lighthouse. People can be made out in the grounds. Camera follows the steps down to the slipway. (3.28) Pan of a bay. A town and harbour begin th shot. (3.47) C/u of a lighthouse man. Camera moves to focus on a ship at harbour. (3.54) Motor launch sailimg away from the ship. (3.57) Views of a lighthouse on a point as the ship sails fuurther away. (4.20) Gv of a mountainous coastline. (4.26) Gv of a double fog horn. (4.31) C/u of some lighthouse men. (4.42) Gv of a red and white lighthouse. Two buses can be seen parked outside it. (4.54) Two lighthouse men walking in the courtyard of white buildings. (4.59) Rock lighthouse. (5.24) L/s of a lighthosue. (5.39) Gv of a lighthouse and outbuildings. A man can be seen standing on the walkway around the lamp room. (5.50) C/u of some lighthouse men standing in a courtyard. The lighthouse keeper and his wife (?). (6.04) Another view of the same white lighthouse. (6.13) Lighthouse men, lighthouse keeper and his wife, are standing ona gravel path outside one of the white washed buildings. (6.23) gv's of a white lighthouse with red containers beside it. (6.42) Lighthouse men climbing downa ladder leading to the fog horn. (6.57) A little girl and a woman outside a white building. (7.08) Motor launch sailing away from the ship. Lighthouse on a headland,and pan along the shoreline. (7.22) Gv's of a lighthouse on a headland. (7.57) Sign pointing towards the Dounreay Exhibition. (8.00) Pan of Dounreay site. (8.11) Coastline. (8.22) Lighthouse flag blowing in the wind. (8.28) Lifebelt of the Pole Star, Leith. (8.33) Gv's of lighthouse men on the ship. (8.40) Gv of a ship at anchor. (8.49) Gv of a cliff face with a lighthouse perched on top. (9.02) L/s of a lightouse on a shore point. (9.08) Motor launch sailing away from a bay. A ship can be seen in the distance. (9.18) Gv of a blue and white lighthouse. (9.29) Downward view taken from a lamp room of the waves washing over the rocks below. (9.45) View taken from sealevel of the lighthouse on the cliff, and the jagged rocks below. (10.01) L/s of a brown lightouse with a white fog horn tower just below it. (?). (10.20) Man on deck smoking a pipe carrying his own cine camera. (10.24) Gv's of the Callanish Standing Stones, and the sign provisions under which it is proteted by the Minstry of Works. (11.09) Pan around a bay. The landscape is speckled by houses. (11.30) View of the motor launch approaching the ship. (11.45) View of the wash along side the ship, and a view of the bow taken from the upper deck. (11.54) Tal white lighthouse in the distance. (12.02) C/u of two lighthouse men. (12.09) View of the lighthouse flag at the stern of the ship. (12.13) Views of two lighthouse men on deck.One man is using a cine camera. (12.24) Gv of a red and white lighthouse. (12.39) C/u of a lighthouse m an standing on the shore. (12.47) View taken from the lamp room following lengths of what appears to be piping leading from the shore to the lighthouse. The ship can be seen at anchor in the bay. (13.06) Visual taken from the lamp room. Motor launch sailing up the channel by the slipway. Camera follows the path back to the lighthouse. Barrels can be seen lying on the edge of the grass. (13.19) Gv of rock lighthouse Skerryvore. (13.32) Motor launch Motor launch attempting to dock at Skerryvore. (13.37) Lighthouse men outside the lighthosue. Man climbing up and down the ladder leading to the entrance hatch. (13.45) Motor launch bobbing about in the sea. (13.53) Gv's of Skerryvore lighthosue. (14.09) Men sitting on the rocks at the lighthosue base. (14.18) View of the lighthouse men being winched back onto the motor launch at Skerryvore. (14.52) Gv's of lighthouse men in a garden. (15.01) Lighthouse men pushing the motor launch away from the shore. (15.05) Gv of landscape. (15.15) C/u of some of the lighthouse me on deck. (15.23) Pharos crewman turning the ship's wheel. (15.29) Lighthouse man standing with his hands on the ship's telegraph. (15.43) View of a small harbour as the shiup approaches it. A red buoy has been landed on the quay (15.54)

[Written on card contained inside original can "1969 PHAROS - GOUROCK - COWAAL HILLS - BRADDA HD - CREGNEISH - PORT ST MARY - CHICKEN ROCK - LANGNESS - DOUGLAS HARBOUR - PROVOST MACGRORY. 1961 - BELL ROCK - CROMARTY - CHANONRY - NOSS HD - DUNCANSBY HD - STORMA - STROMNESS - NOUP HD - CAPE WRATH - BUTT OF LEWIS - HOGARTH - CALLANISH STONES - LOCH ROAG - HYSKIER - SKERRYVORE - KILBRANDON - OBAN NEW PIER"]