MID ARGYLL AND CRINAN CANAL

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: MID ARGYLL AND CRINAN CANAL

Reference number: 3774

Date: 1972*

Director: [filmed by Stanley Mills]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.05 mins

Description: Mills family holiday around Crinan. Places recorded include Ardrishaig, Tayvallich, Crinan Canal, Loch Fyne and Lochgilphead.

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: [No title] Gv's Inverary with paddle steamer Waverley (?) at pier and submarine on surface offshore. Steamer pulls away (0.33) Ardrishaig - gvs, with Mills family at the Auchendarroch Hotel. (1.33) Mills consults map and takes car on road to Crinan. Brief stop in Tayvallich, gv's coastline, party picnic and sunbathe (2.38) Crinan Canal basin with pleasure craft and fishing vessels (3.35) yachts passing through locks along the canal, and at Crinan (6.45) family scenes (7.50) East Loch Tarbert on Loch Fyne as Mills party enjoy trip on small cruise vessel, fish for mackerel (8.43) Crinan, yacht race day (9.19) party on road, woman picks purple heather. (10.05) Scenery. Keeper with tethered bird of prey (10.52) sea front at Ardrishaig and its canal entrance (11.26) Lochgilphead streets (11.52) sunset (12.05)