EAST KILBRIDE - GOING TO TOWN

How the architects of East Kilbride considered the needs of residents and industry in planning the new town. Copyright: South Lanarkshire Council (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Construction and engineering
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Politics
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: EAST KILBRIDE - GOING TO TOWN

Reference number: 5782

Date: 1977*

Sponsor: East Kilbride Development Corporation

Production company: Edinburgh Films Production

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.40 mins

Description: Overview of the development of Scotland's first new town, East Kilbride, sponsored by East Kilbride Development Corporation. Accompanied by a banjo soundtrack.

Note:- Film ref. 5784 TAKE OFF WITH EAST KILBRIDE held by National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive, repeats footage from this film. [Ref. 5784 is only held as master material at the present time]

Shotlist: [COL] title, aerial view East Kilbride (0.27) [BW] beginning of construction ceremony in 1947, inauguration of new town by Secretary of State for Scotland [Arthur Woodburn] (0.47) gvs Glasgow streets and people in 1940's (1.00) tracking shot from tram, children playing in street (1.28) women crossing river near village of East Kilbride (1.45) steam train, electricity pylons, gas towers, construction of Daer Valley reservoir and housing (2.20) Dairy farm field which would become town centre (2.33) map, gvs construction (2.42) [COL] exts. brief Sir Anthony Eden speech. gvs old East Kilbride (3.05) Sir Patrick Dollan opening 3000th house in 1955. GVs residential areas, shops, schools, churches (4.10) construction site of factories, gvs individual workers (4.46) [BW] brief shot field (4.53) [col] sign ext NEL (National Engineering Laboratory), gvs, engineering training centre (5.30) town centre construction site (5.40) brief shot Harold MacMillan opening first phase town centre, brief shot Queen, various dignitaries (6.25) pan shot town from height (6.35) int Plaza shopping centre, 1970's gvs Dollan baths, golf, girl dancing at a disco, people drinking, cinema, Bruce Hotel (7.55) EK railways station, intercity train (8.05) official welcome 12000th family from Glasgow welcomed into semi by Mayor etc. Int and ext EK Development Corporation (8.25) tracking shot from car of housing (8.32) aerial view following road through EK (9.33) ecs (9.40)