ISLE OF SKYE

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Family holiday scenes around Eilean Donan, and shots of a farmer harvesting seaweed on the shore of Loch Duich. (clip)

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Inner Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: ISLE OF SKYE

Reference number: 3773

Date: 1954*

Director: [filmed by Stanley Mills]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.15 mins

Description: Mills family holiday to the Island of Skye, during Highland Games.

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.

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No title. MacBrayne steamer approaching Portree, shot down to harbour includes puffer discharging cargo. Scenery on island of Skye. (0.45) gv's Highland Games; pole vault into sand pit, including slow-motion shots (1.44) men's and boy's tug of war (2.04) two women on platform dancing a balletic hornpipe?; caber; c/u line of photographers sitting in front of spectators' rope; Scottish country dancing display, c/u footwork (2.52) piper, pipe band; sword dance (3.49) throwing hammer; pan over event field, with gathered crowds, tents etc. (4.23) scenery, castle Eilean Donan; couple sit on a hillside overlooking the castle; castle and bridge (5.57) Men gathering seaweed from shore line by modern road bridge at Loch Duich. C/u man forking seaweed onto tractor. Seaweed bed. (6.40) Mills party enjoy trip by small pleasure dinghy in Loch Coruisk; group walk ashore under the Cuillins (8.42) rainbow over water, next to a village (8.49) gv's ? sunset (9.15)