TARBERT MAIL RUN, the

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Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: TARBERT MAIL RUN, the

Reference number: 4593

Date: 1969

Director: filmed by Mr Tom Urie

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.04 mins

Description: The mail boat 'Loch Fyne' on its daily run from Gourock to Tarbert, Loch Fyne, calling at various places along the way. Includes footage of the very last mail run on 30th September 1969.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from control track, Beta SP]

(00:00:00:00) gvs mail boat 'Loch Fyne' setting off on journey from Gourock to Tarbert, Loch Fyne, includes shot of lighthouse and birds (00:00:354:16) shot of Dunoon pier, where red mail van is loaded with sacks of post (00:00:49:22) passing by the Gantocks (00:01:12:13) approach to and stopping at Innellan pier (00:01:50:11) the Innellan postman collects the mail from the mail boat (00:02:03:08) gvs from moving mail boat, passing Toward lighthouse, and snow capped Isle of Arran (00:02:30:19) gvs Rothesay (00:02:43:12) c/u skipper, Captain McCallum (known to everyone as 'Dougie') (00:03:00:21) view Eastern Kyle of Bute (00:03:27:21) speed is reduced momentarily while passing Colintraive, passing shot ferry (00:04:19:02) shot of skipper steering boat, approach to and landing at Tighnabruaich (00:05:09:08) approach to Ardrishaig, shot of passengers disembarking (00:05:49:14) departure passing Caladh harbour near Tighnabruaich, gvs sailing through the 'Wee Narrows' in very calm conditions (00:07:01:12) passing shot unidentified ferry (00:00:07:21) c/u glassy water, gvs sailing along, calling at Rothesay, Inellan, Dunoon and Gourock (00:08:23:24) passengers disembark (00:08:59:00) ints passenger seating area (00:09:11:21) shot of cargo on deck, including packages of yeast for whisky distilleries on islands, ice cream and a coffin, brief exts pursers office (00:09:32:08) c/u Hamish the purser, c/u postbox aboard mail boat (00:09:47:16) ints dining cabin, where tables are set with white linen, ints kitchen where cooking is in progress (00:10:00:01) ints engine room showing polar diesel engines (00:11:04:06) gvs around deck of mail boat 'Loch Fyne' on its last run, 30th September 1969 (00:11:38:14) passengers board at Tarbert, she departs, waved off by crowd on pier including uniformed men (former crew?) (00:12:11:06) Dougie, the skipper walks by, gvs flags decorating boat (00:12:28:10) at Tighnabruaich, the MacBrayne gangway is hoisted on board for the last time (00:12:47:19) gvs departure and arrival at various piers, including Dunoon (00:13:21:10) sacks of mail are unloaded at Gorouck, shots of 'Loch Fyne' sailing out of service bound for Greenock (to berth at East India Wharf where she would be sold) (00:13:55:10) The End (00:14:04:11)