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Title: ARRAN

Reference number: 4376

Date: 1950*

Director: [filmed by David Sime]

Sponsor: The Scottish Countryside Club

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.35 mins

Description: Amateur footage recording a Scottish Countryside Club trip to Arran.

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: The Scottish Countryside Club presents (0.04) people alighting ferry; S.C.C. members gathering outside house (at Lagg?), ready for ramble; two women peeling potatoes, outdoors; the ramblers board bus (1.53) gvs S.C.C. on ramble through Arran countryside and rocky landscape, heading towards Bennan Head. Shot of waterfall (5.24) m/s gvs over Lamlash (5.48) boarding motor boat at Lamlash pier (6.20) l/s gvs over landscape from the summit of Holy Island ; rambling back down hill, boarding the motor boat again. Brief shot of geese and cormorants; sunset over the bay (9.29) The End (9.35)