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Title: P.D.S.A. IN SCOTLAND, the

Reference number: 3848

Date: 1962*

Director: d. Derek Raby

Production company: P.D.S.A.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.01 mins

Description: Documents the work of the P.D.S.A. (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals) in Scotland, and how its funds are raised.

Credits: nar. James Urquhart
m.p. Piper Laurie (of the City of Glasgow Police Pipe Band)
ed. and rec. United Motion Pictues (London) Limited
sc. Derek Raby

Shotlist: Credits (0.09) shots outside St.Mungo's Cathedral, Glasgow, of a piper and charity collecting for the PDSA (1.04) PDSA HQ at 5 Windsor Terrace, St. George's Cross, Glasgow - people and PDSA ambulance bringing sick pets into the surgery (2.00) shots of dog being x-rayed followed by shots of dog undergoing surgery; c/u board of items swallowed by dogs; ms dog resting in kennels (3.41) shots of PDSA ambulance bringing stray cats to the PDSA home at Cumbernauld, shots of the home's cats being housed; c/u kittens lapping milk (6.07) shots around Aberdeen harbour, showing fishing boats (6.30) vet examines cat's ears in surgery; shots in the society's pathology laboratory; drugs being measured in dispensary (8.13) people and pets in waiting room, then further shots in vet's surgery - vet hands information leaflets to a child concerning his pet puppy, from a selection including "Your Tortoise" (9.53) shots of women sewing sheets for operating theatre followed by shots of people reading PDSA newsletter and "The Scotsman" newspaper (10.38) shots of "comic" jumble sale and then charity collecting on the streets of Greenock (12.31) shots of PDSA mobile dispensary in Ayr (14.49) brief street scenes of Paisley, shot of Paisley PDSA clinic facade, then shots inside this surgery (17.07) resume of previous shots in surgery; ext. Paisley clinic facade; (17.45) c/u piper; man gives collector money ecs (18.01)