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Reference number: 4351

Date: 1950

Director: [filmed by David Sime]

Sponsor: The Scottish Countryside Club

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.51 mins

Description: A Scottish Countryside Club film, depicting a Holiday Fellowship walking tour around Arran in 1950.

David Sime was a pharmacist, photographer and President of the Scottish Countryside Club, which promoted the enjoyment of nature and the outdoors, hillwalking and rambling, as well as holding social events such as an annual concert and garden parties, with much hilarity in evidence. The club travelled all over Scotland, but many walks were held near to the central belt, with outings to locations such as the Trossachs and Loch Lomond proving popular. Mr Sime’s films depicted traditional industries such as farming and fishing, as well as scenic landscapes and walks. Many of these landscapes remain unchanged, but the style and the gear of the walkers is very different to the equipment of today’s adventurers.

Credits: The Scottish Countryside Club presents

Shotlist: credits (0.13) group of women walking on single track road, snowy mountain tops in the background; gvs coastal scenery on island (0.28) shot of man and woman clapping sheep on path (0.36) gvs village (1.08) shot of a heron (?) in the undergrowth (1.20) people gather together for a group photograph 'Holidays with the Holiday Fellowship, Arran 1950' (2.07) walking group set off for the hills, getting on board bus and ascending, crossing rivers, enjoying picnics etc (4.24) climbing around a more rocky area on the summit (5.42) gvs landscape on descent, includes shot of a man splashing through river (6.07) gvs three women walking through woodland and up gentler slope; views over bay where ferry approaches; they arrive back at the hostel where they take their shoes off (8.42) view at sunset over island (8.47) The End (8.51)