HOMES FOR A HIGHLAND TOWN

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Places:

  • Highlands, the
  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • NAIRN, James S.

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: HOMES FOR A HIGHLAND TOWN

Reference number: 4145

Date: 1950c

Director: d. James S. Nairn

Sponsor: Department of Health for Scotland

Production company: [attrib. Campbell Harper Films]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.41 mins

Description: Records the changes made to housing conditions in Inverness, showing the move away from old, crowded tenement conditions to the newly constructed housing estates with gardens and leisure amenities nearby. Also shows Inverness town centre.

Credits: ph. James S. Nairn

Shotlist: Credits; shot of map, zooming in on Inverness; [b&w] plan of town; [colour] gvs Inverness town centre and River Ness, includes brief shot of a swimmer in river (2.03) gvs whitewashed stone cottage with thatched roof, man working on roof with ladder (2.35) girl walking alongside row of thatched cottages (2.44) gvs housing, looks quite cramped, gvs little boys and women filling buckets from taps outside (3.44) shot of 'tenement' type building (possibly council owned- there is some sort of crest on outer wall?), women walking past with prams (4.10) gvs across rooftops (the buildings seem very close together) (4.23) gvs tenement balconies, lots of washing hanging out to dry, children playing (5.01) street scenes [some aerial shots]- cobbles, carts and bicycles (5.30) gvs housing conditions, shots up closes and in back alleyways (6.04) gvs a more affluent, residential area with semi-detached housing, gardens, wider roads (6.43) shot of man cycling down street, rows of semi-detached houses alongside [fade, closing aperture on lens] (6.53) boy walking amongst overgrown grass [head sometimes out of shot] (7.15) gvs construction work on new housing estate: lots of workmen laying tarmac using steam roller, bricklaying for housing, tiling roofs (8.30) prefabs. aerial view of new council estates (9.15) ints house, a family sit down to tea and cakes (9.40) [b&w] maps (10.17) [colour] gvs Inverness town, shot of park (10.34) ints swimming pool, young boys, a man and woman diving from springboard (10.55) family scenes in garden full of flowers, man painting his new house (11.20) officials walk round houses and gardens, gvs flowerbeds (12.23) shot of Inverness skyline at sunset (12.31) ecs (12.41)