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  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Lanarkshire


  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Politics
  • Science and technology
  • Ships and shipping
  • Water and waterways


  • Promotional
  • Sponsored


  • Films of Scotland Committee


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 5818

Date: 1979

Director: d. Robin Crichton

Sponsor: Scottish Development Agency

Production company: An Edinburgh Films Production in association with Films of Scotland for the Scottish Development Agency

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.47 mins

Description: A group of industrialists give their views on the advantages of setting up business in Scotland.

This is an extended version of ref. 3153. Note title variation.

The British Film Institute database describes the film as follows: "Presents five case histories, illustrating Scotland's suitability as a market base for overseas companies in Europe. Intended for senior industrial executives"

Credits: cam. Pete Warrilow
ed. Mike Pavett
recordists Cameron Crosby & Ian Leslie
anim. Arthur Butten
nar. Iain Cuthbertson
m. Sally Wizard
asst. Ian MacDonald, Michael Jones, Alec Leadbetter, Andrew Muirhead
The producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance of

Shotlist: sunrise, visuals landscape (0.25) title, landscape (0.41) ship leaving docks (0.54) jumbo jet landing (1.07) map of Europe, zooms into Scotland (1.29) shot of Highland landscape and c/u of water at dam (2.13) coal stocks (2.20) oil platform with burning gas flame, oil refinery (2.36) aerials Baker Oil Tools Company's European base in Aberdeen (2.51) int. office, talking head Ted Lempke, Vice President of Baker Oil Tools (3.25) ints. Baker Oil Tools factory floor (3.48) talking head Ted Lempke (4.07) c/u precision engineering (4.42) talking head Ted Lempke (5.07) aerial view Clyde (5.29) pan shot rooftops of village of Shotts, gvs closed mines (5.43) ints. factory floor of Cummins Engines base at Shotts (5.54) talking head General Manager Robert Barr (6.33) c/u workforce (6.42) c/u men at work intercut with talking head Robert Barr (7.20) aerials Cummins Engines base at Shotts (7.35) Robert Barr (8.07) ext. Scottish Development Agency office in Glasgow (8.19) factory floor where cross country vehicle is being produced (8.29) shots of an off-road vehicle whose development was funded by the SDA (8.55) aerial view National Engineering Laboratory (9.08) int. shots vehicle testing, wave power (9.35) aerial shot Beechams factory in Irvine (9.55) int. office, talking head Works Manager John Halday (10.27) int factory, staff at work, production of the synthetic penecillan P, John Halday again (11.24) gvs Irvine shops and housing (11.46) beach at Haddington, nearby is Tandberg the Norwegian colour televison factory. Talking head manageron beach, aerial view factory (12.35) int. factory, c/u workers at circuit boards (13.43) gvs market town of Haddington (14.22) talking head manager on beach (14.41) Austrian factory manager, Mr Mornornay? playing golf (14.58) talking head manager (15.24) int kitchen, his wife in house, talking head wife, their children (16.47) people skiing, water skiing, yachting, wind surfing (17.48) highland landscape (18.02) fishing loch owned by Hewlett Packard, talking head General Manager Peter Carmichael in boat (18.51) int. HP electronics factory at South Queensferry, people at work designing circuit boards (20.14) talking head Peter Carmichael (20.35) aerial view HP factory, camera turns to Forth Road and Rail bridges (21.19) aerial view container terminals (21.33) jumbo jet takes off (21.47) Highland landscape (21.56) ecs over landscape (22.47)