KYLESKU FERRY

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Places:

  • Sutherland

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: KYLESKU FERRY

Reference number: 4638

Date: 1966*

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.35 mins

Description: Well shot film showing the ease and manoeuvrability of the Kylesku ferry as it swiftly moves from across the Kylesku strait.

Shotlist: Blue and red ferry with white safety life buoys along side. Cars visible on deck, at landing station. On/off ramp lowered onto boarding slope. Closer view as ramp is raised and man swivels the car carrying deck to face the opposite direction. Ferry departs across very short strait of Kylesku. Ferry turns once more before landing at other side. (0.53) View from across strait as cars depart. (1.07) Sign 'KYLESKU FERRY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS NOTICE TO DRIVERS APPLY HANDBRAKE SWITCH OFF ENGINE ENGAGE LOW GEAR DO NOT RESTART UNTIL RAMP IS DOWN ON ARRIVAL. SUTHERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL'. (1.11) View from opposite shore as other cars board ferry and it departs across strait for near shore. The ferry turns once more mid-strait before landing at station. (1.35)