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  • Ross-shire
  • Sutherland


  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Fish and fishing
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport


  • Amateur


  • 1960s

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Reference number: 4602

Date: 1957 - 1963 (?)

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 37.30 minsc

Description: Recording one family's experiences in Sutherland between 1957 - 1963, this film covers activities such as water skiing at Lairg, summer scenes on the shore at Ullapool, hill climbing, Christmas celebrations.

See also refs. 4603, 4604.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from original std. 8mm film]

Sutherland where we lived from 1957 to 1963 A few happy memories of Aultnagar Lodge exts same, family walking dog in grounds; gvs snowball fights and sledging in winter; and Shin Power Station exts and pan of same Water Skiing at Lairg shots of same; A Winter's Journey tracking shot from car of snowy scenes, including mountains, an glass-like icy loch and deer running on hillside; Summer Days near Ullapool family paddle and throw pebbles on stony beach; gvs shore at Ullapool, includes shots of houses on front and fishing boats; gvs family enjoying a hillwalk, pan of impressive view from top; sign reading 'To Altnaharrie Ferry. No cars allowed beyond this point' shots taken from on board this ferry (which was a wooden boat, possibly a large rowing boat?); Schooldays children leave house by bicycle, one girl is picked up by car; Weekends... with visits to Oldshore Mor shots of the family going in swimming outdoors; and climbing Cul Beag family enjoy picnic, gvs as they climb to top of mountain, extensive pan around clear views at summit; And Christmas Time ints girls lighting a garland of Advent Candles; shot of illuminated Christmas Tree; the family sing around the piano; they open their presents, clad in pyjamas; [oof ] c/u Nativity model scene; [focus returns] family sit down to Christmas Dinner, the father carves turkey; brief shot sledging in snow; Yes, and the Wild New Years! [very underexposed] ints dancing (00:37:30:13)