WINTER COMES TO THE HILLS

Full length video

This film is in copyright

This film is protected by copyright and is provided for personal, private viewing only. Please use the Hire, buy or ask a question button to ask about obtaining a copy of this film or a licence to use it, or to ask about its copyright status.

Find similar films

Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Nature

Decade:

  • 1940s

Related films

LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS
1949 | col | silent
AULD ALLIANCE, the
1948 | bw | silent
TRAMPING AND CAMPING
1948 | col | silent
CRAGSMAN'S DAY, a
1946 | bw | silent
LOCH LOMOND
1946 | col | silent

Please read Understanding catalogue records for help interpreting this information and Using footage for more information about accessing this film.

Overall rating:

Title: WINTER COMES TO THE HILLS

Reference number: 4383

Date: 1946 *

Director: [filmed by David Sime]

Sponsor: The Scottish Countryside Club

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.58 mins

Description: Leave your cosy armchair to brave, if you dare, the beautiful, treacherous Scottish mountains in a snowy winter in 1946. An incredible frozen waterfall sparkles in the sun with shards like stalactites, frozen vistas gleam with pristine snow, and deer scurry at the sound of your steps. Travel from Loch Lomond through Stirlingshire, stopping at Kingshouse and the majestic Buchaille Etive Mor to reach the Cairngorms, in this beautiful amateur colour film from David Sime.

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 Winter Comes To The Hills (0.15) By Allander and Craigallion to Strathblane gvs of this snow covered landscape (1.17) the hills of home further gvs as before (2.06) the spout of Ballagan; waterfall has frozen into a spectacular series of long icicles (2.45) Ben Lomond l/s gv over Loch Lomond towards Ben Lomond, followed by brief shot of boys ice-skating on frozen loch (3.23) the Cobbler (Ben Arthur) gvs this snow covered hill and landscape, we see Countryside Club members on expedition (5.59) Ben More and Stobinian snowy l/s gvs same; c/u highland cattle; m/s club member climbing said snow covered mountains (8.06) Stob Garbh and Cruach Ardran gvs same, club members in picture again (8.47) Kingshouse ext. gv Kingshouse hotel, proprietor and woman (film-makers wife?) stand talking in front (9.36) Buchaille Etive Mor l/s gvs said landscape, followed by shot of woman, "Mrs Malloch", at spinning wheel (10.23) gvs river Dee (?) (11.00) Lochnagar various snowy l/s landscape gvs around this area, deer roaming on hills, the Cairngorms and the old bridge of Dee (14.01) The End (14.09)