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Reference number: 3857

Date: 1959*

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Production company: Thames & Clyde Film Co. Ltd., Glasgow

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.01 mins

Description: Industry and farming in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles, including shots of fishing, forestry work, crofting and city scenes of Aberdeen, Inverness and Stornoway.

Teaching notes. See also ref. 0631

Shotlist: NORTHERN SCOTLAND Credits (0.14) gvs. mountains, loch, valleys(0.40) Tourist coach on Devil's Elbow (0.56) car travelling through glen (1.04) caravan, Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, man overlooking loch (1.14) Angler fishing in river (1.22) Winter-snow, ski-ing(1.37) Water skier on loch (1.44) Pony trekking (2.01) Braemar Post Office (2.06) Balmoral Castle (2.10) Highland cows (2.17) Pipers at highland games, hammer throwing , tossing the caber, tartan kilts (2.58) people on fishing boat, cattle auction (3.13)v/o "Northern Scotland lies north of a line running between Helensburgh and Stonehaven". shot of map showing this region. Northern Scotland lies north of a line running between Helensburgh and Stonehaven. shot of map showing this region (3.36) shot of map showing this region (3.39) shots of busy Aberdeen streets (3.57) King's College (4.07) Marischal College, crests of founders (4.31) Rubislaw Quarry, 440ft deep, Shot of large granite block being lifted from quarry by crane (5.23) General shots around harbour of fish, fishing boats, sea crashing against sea wall, fish market (6.45) KITTYBREWSTER cattle market, Shot of beef cattle - Aberdeen Angus? - in field (7.39) shot of river, Pagoda-like buildings are distilleries (8.04) Arable farm (8.17) Sign for Keith, street scene (8.28) Cattle market (8.59) Sign for Fraserburgh, fishing boat F.R.73 , shots of harbour (9.48) v/o "The Central Highlands, bounded in the south by the Helensburgh-Stonehaven fault line, and in the north by the rift valley of Glenmore, is the second main region of Northern Scotland", shot of map showing this area (9.59) Great Glen Cattle ranch, man on horse wearing a "tammy" driving the cattle (10.19) Forestry workers in the Grampians, gvs forests and of tree being felled, branches being trimmed and tree being dragged off by horse (10.36) Man driving tractor, turning hay (10.53) Hydro-electric power station, dams, pylons, woman filling electric kettle (11.30) shot of map showing the third main natural region is the northern Highlands and Islands (11.41) Dounreay Atom Power Station (11.46) Inverness Castle overlooking River Ness, gvs of Inverness, busy road scene (12.27) Sign for Oban, gvs. of harbour, boat sailing away (12.12) Shots of Iona, Iona Abbey,Tomb stones, Celtic crosses (13.38) map showing the third main natural region is the northern Highlands and Islands, again (13.50) Steam train in winter passing through Achnasheen Station (14.09) Shots of deer in the snow down in the valleys (14.18) Crofter with his animals, v/o "he is a fisherman as well as a farmer" fishing boat being dragged to the water (15.31) shot of girl walking in the snow, to a car to take her to school, One teacher school, meals being delivered, snowball fight (16.52) Mallaig Pier, fishing port, tourists (17.13) Kyle of Lochalsh, ferry, rail station, bus with sign for Stornoway (17.37) Stornoway town and harbour, Gaelic street names, Patent Slip wool Mills Ltd (18.15) Drinnishadder post office, Harris, Dyed yarn placed out to dry, spun on spinning wheel (19.09) gvs of landscape from train, (songs are sung in background)(19.55) Sunset - THE END (20.01)