IMPRESSIONS OF SKYE

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides
  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Fish and fishing
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: IMPRESSIONS OF SKYE

Reference number: 3855

Date: 1959 *

Director: d. Iain Dunnachie

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.49 mins

Description: Conveys beauty of the Isle of Skye - mountain, moorland, loch and sea. Portree and villages are shown and linked with history and songs of Flora Macdonald and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: Credits (0.09) gvs of Skye landscape, l/s loch (with ferry), hills, villages, m/s crofters carrying thatches (1.45) shots of Flodigarry Hotel (2.00) shots of graveyard and Flora Macdonald's gravestone (2.20) shots around Portree - houses, harbour, streetscenes with traffic and shops (3.25) gvs landscape over Portree loch with Cuillins in the background (5.15) gvs Trotternish peninsula with views across to outlying islands (5.32) l/s and m/s of old man of Storr (5.48) shots around Staffin Bay, including Kilt Rock, dry stane dyke and Duntulm castle ruins (6.48) village of Dunvegan and Dunvegan castle (7.48) shots of crofters at work - digging peat, preparing to go fishing, milking a cow, making a hay stack, shot of blackhouse (9.19) gvs landscape (9.45) The End (9.49)