LAST FISHERMAN, the

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Places:

  • Aberdeenshire

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Fish and fishing
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Group 5 / Clansman Films

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: LAST FISHERMAN, the

Reference number: 4217

Date: 1958c

Director: filmed by A. Stott

Production company: Clansman Films

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.27 mins

Description: A day in the life of the last line fisherman in Aberdeenshire, Norman Grant of Collieston, with a voiceover giving details of his work.

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

Shotlist: credits (0.13) fisherman digging for lugworms on an open expanse of beach in Aberdeenshire (two or three miles from fishing village of Collieston, on the estuary of the River Ythan) (1.05) coastal scenes, rocks etc; (1.46) shot of boat and nets on beach; boat is pulled down to water with the help of some children (3.11) c/u worms in bucket, fisherman sets bait on line (4.05) fisherman moves to pier and sets sail; gvs fishing, setting out buoy; line is slipped out; boat returns to harbour in evening (7.55) early start in morning; gvs on sea; hauling in of catch of cod; c/u fish in box and return home to harbour (11.09) throwing fish from boat onto pier; gutting, cleaning the fish, aided by children (12.54) seagulls fly overhead; fish left ready to go to market at Peterhead, fisherman returns to hut to prepare more bait (13.43) seagulls clear gutted bits of fish on pier (14.26) lorry collects boxes of fish to take to Peterhead market (15.06) The End (15.27)