COMMONWEALTH GAMES EDINBURGH, 1970

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Local government
  • Military

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: COMMONWEALTH GAMES EDINBURGH, 1970

Reference number: 5514

Date: 1970

Director: [filmed by David K Thomson]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.18 mins

Description: Overview of opening ceremony of IXth Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh [amateur footage]

See also ref. 5464 for comparative professional footage of these Commonwealth Games.

Shotlist: Opening ceremony of IXth Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Gvs scoreboard, Meadowbank stadium Highland band- Royal Scots Greys, Black Watch, Queens Own Highlanders ,52 Lowland Volunteers City Police of Aberdeen-Dundee-Edinburgh & Glasgow, (0.35) Prince Philip at opening ceremony, Highland dancer (1.58) Commonwealth nations parading around track (3.50) Commonwealth flag raised. Medals being presented to female athletes. Highlights of race 5000m final, Scottish athletes, Ian Stewart, Ian John McCafferty, take silver and gold, medal presentation (8.20) flag being lowered, closing ceremony (?) athletes clowning around (8.50) Queen in horse drawn carriage going around stadium. Lyrics of Auld Lang Syne on scoreboard (9.18)