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Reference number: 4977

Date: 1930s c

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.05 min

Description: A film showing the work of church missionaries throughout Scotland.

Shotlist: Regular Mission Stations Served by Lay Missionaries, Inversnaid, on Loch Lomond (4.14); a boat sailing on Loch Lomond (0.25); horse and cart, a car with people standing beside it. (0.30); gvs of a church with the surrounding countryside (1.04); gvs landscape (1.14); Typical Landscape - Weisdale Mission Church (1.17); man on a motorcycle (1.24); An old mining village, fast becoming derelict, Darnconner, Ayrshire (1.28); shots of derelict houses, a row of terraced houses that are occupied (2.17); people leaving church (2.34); A new mining village, Allanton, Lanarkshire (2.37); gvs of the village, shots of people leaving and entering the church (4.17); In the city, where increased staffing of parishes is essential, The sphere of our missionary assistants and church sisters (4.26); street scenes, tenement buildings, children playing, shop fronts, horse and cart, cobbled street, tram cars, shot of Bridgeton Cross and the Band Stand, Brownies entering a church and playing "Ladders" in a field (6.13); A holiday home for mothers, Tighnabruaich (6.16); shot of a ship in the harbour and then sailing away (6.34); women setting out deck chair, women playing games of bat and ball, skipping, team games etc. (8.01); The home board expends over £22,600 a year on the employment of Missionaries and Church Sisters at Mission Stations and through congregations (8.05).