CRUISING ON THE CLYDE

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Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: CRUISING ON THE CLYDE

Reference number: 4587

Date: 1966 - 1967

Director: filmed by Mr Tom Urie

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 23.53 mins

Description: A detailed record of cruising on the Clyde during 1966 - 1967. Cruising vessels include the 'Queen Mary II', 'Maid of the Loch' and 'Waverley'.

Shotlist: [SHOTLISTED FROM CONTROL TRACK, BETA SP]

(00:00:00:00) c/u pamphlets advertising Clyde cruises (00:00:12:12) scenes along banks of Clyde (Largs?) (00:01:19:15) shots of uniformed crew on deck entertaining passengers by playing accordions and fiddle (00:01:37:20) view of water from stern of Queen Mary II, followed by views of Ailsa Craig (seagulls and gannets visible) (00:02:47:10) shot of lighthouse, view as ship moves away from Ailsa Craig (00:03:20:06) gvs sailing to Gare Loch (00:04:03:04) passing shots Roseneath Pier, the Ferry Inn, Rhu and Rhu Point (00:04:17:08) brief shot of country houses on banks of Clyde, followed by gvs oil drilling rig, at John Browns Yard, Clydebank (00:04:37:18) gvs British Polaris Submarine Base, Faslane, shipbreakers yard, a naval oil terminal (00:05:11:04) village of Garelochead, various other views of Clyde (00:05:32:23) passing tanker and attendant tugs (commentary reveals they are bound for oil jetty) (00:05:53:10) Kilcreggan, view of pier and views as seen from moving ship (00:06:34:17) passing shot village of Strone, entering Holy Loch where gvs American Polaris submarine base, shot of submarine in floating dock (00:06:54:19) shot of USS Hunley (?) (00:07:24:07) views as seen from on board 'Waverley' during sea lochs cruise, passing shot Carrick Castle and proceeding up to Lochgoilhead, gvs same including redundant pier (00:08:20:11) views taken while sailing back to Loch Long, shot from prow of ship, passing the Cobbler to Arrochar (00:09:08:20) approach to Arrochar pier (00:09:19:24) view of Waverley as seen from shore (00:09:31:09) on Loch Lomond, the 'Maid of the Loch' sailing (00:10:23:03) at Tarbert, two small boys release ropes, gvs taken from aboard 'Maid of the Loch', stopping at Balloch (00:11:20:03) 'Maid of the Loch' tied up at pier (trip goes to Balmaha, Rowerdennan, Tarbert and Inversnaid) gvs leaving Balloch and sailing along, stopping at the various places en route, ending with shot of it as seen from shore (00:13:53:16) c/u waterfall (00:14:29:08) Stronachlachar, Loch Katrine where views are seen from aboard steamer 'Sir Walter Scott' (00:15:17:01) progressing to Trossachs Pier where ship stops (00:15:44:10) sailing past Dumbarton Rock and memorial to Henry Bell (builder of the 'Comet'), gvs up river to Glasgow (00:16:22:03) passing shot Erkine Hospital for disabled ex servicemen (00:16:30:13) passing shots Erskine Ferry, sludgeboat 'Dalmarnock' (00:16:48:22) the keel of the Queen Elizabeth II in John Brown's yard (00:17:05:15) calm water, shots passing the Renfrew Ferry, various other boats (00:17:42:02) gvs King George V dock full of ships (00:17:58:01) passing shots of boat 'Shieldhall' and 'Meadowside' (00:18:18:16) shot of Caledonian MacBrayne's mail steamer en route from Gourock to Tarbert, Loch Fyne in month of January (00:20:09:11) unloading sacks of mail at Tarbert (00:20:20:19) ship departs (00:21:03:13) Tighnabruaich and stopping at pier (00:21:24:21) gvs scenery down the Kyles to Rothesay; gvs sailing along in beautiful weather [N.B. no shots of Rothesay] (00:21:46:21) [very dark] gvs Millport Illuminations in the dark, gvs shop and house windows lit by candlelight, fireworks (00:23:47:06) The End (00:23:53:15)