WAVERLEY 1981/82

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  • 1980s

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Title: WAVERLEY 1981/82

Reference number: 4582

Date: 1981 - 1982

Director: filmed by Mr Tom Urie

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.49 mins

Description: Beginning with footage of the 'Waverley' being re-boilered in early 1981, this film then documents various cruises on the 'Waverley' paddle steamer (including the first trip using the new boiler). These include trips up the Clyde, on the Forth River to Grangemouth, to St. Andrews and to Oban.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from control track, Beta SP]

No title. gvs 'Waverley' being re-boilered in 1981, includes shots of funnels sitting alongside on quay (00:28) shot of tarpaulin over the deck (?) (00:44) detailed pan and ints empty boiler room (01:13) shot of twin funnels on quayside (01:21) shot of deck and tarpaulin over old boiler room (01:28) shot of the old boiler (01:34) gvs 'Waverley' overlooking river Clyde, and setting off down river on first trip with her new boiler (02:54) gvs from moving ship as she sails along Clyde, including passing shots under Erskine Bridge (03:13) shot of Forth Rail Bridge, including shot of train (03:34) gvs trip on 'Waverley' in May 1981 along the Forth River en route to Grangemouth, passing under Forth Rail Bridge, l/s Forth Road Bridge with sailing yachts in foreground (04:51) entering the sea lock at Grangemouth, gvs lock filling up with water and sluice gates opening (05:49) 'Waverley' exits lock and gvs sailing along, includes c/u of paddles and many cranes in background and riverbank (06:29) gvs passengers boarding 'Waverley' at Granton for a cruise to St. Andrews (06:42) c/u shots of paddles (06:57) approach to St. Andrews in misty / foggy conditions (07:26) shot of the Isle of May enclosed in mist (07:39) passengers disembark at Burntisland, preceded by shot of bulky wooden (?) steps being attached to Waverley so foot passengers can disembark (08:27) departure, gvs people waving goodbye from harbour wall and lighthouse, shots of sailing boats moored in harbour and l/s coastline; approach to very crowded harbour (09:25) gvs arrival, Granton (09:35) gvs approach to Oban, April 1982, for different cruise through Corrievrechan whirlpool, gvs same (10:24) shots of Oban harbour where passengers board (10:44) gvs Corrievrechan whirlpool gvs as the ship passes by, including c/u whirlpool (12:30) gvs setting off from Oban en route to Fort William (13:45) The End (13:49)