ISLAY HOLIDAY

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  • Inner Hebrides

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  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ISLAY HOLIDAY

Reference number: 3772

Date: 1960c

Director: [filmed by Stanley Mills]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.57 mins

Description: Mills family holiday to Islay visiting Gigha and passing Colonsay.

Stanley Mills was manager of Ralstons Commercial Photographers in Glasgow 1939 - 1974. Took films on family holidays and when out on photography commissions for Ralstons. Allocated himself 400ft per annum and took 28 films in all, in UK and overseas.

Shotlist: [title missing] map of west coast showing route from mainland to Islay. Pan of Port Ellen (0.51) shot Bunnahabhiann distillery. Mills family on holiday, scenery. (1.30) looking over to Jura from Port Ellen ferry at Port Ellen pier (1.47) gv's Bowmore, including ls Killarow Parish church (2.10) scenery by Lochindaal; c/u kitten walking through bracken; Portnahaven with lighthouse in distance (4.37) Ferry Locheil arriving at Gigha pier. holiday makers on Gigha looking over to Jura. (5.45) visitors in Gigha village, Mills on deck of steamer Lochiel heading for Islay; tracking shot arriving Port Askaig (7.03) ls cattle on beach (7.11) ms Mills working on upturned bicycle. l/s monument to drowned American sailors on the Oa (7.48) Ferry travelling up sound of Jura Mills on board. (8.46) Ferry Locheil? arrives off Colonsay and small launch takes off mail and passengers [Donald 'Gibbie' handles mail sacks] (9.44) Port Askaig as ferry leaves and arrives at West Loch Tarbet (9.57)