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Reference number: 6284

Date: 1962

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.17 mins

Description: Overview of King Olav of Norway's state visit to Edinburgh, 16th and 17th October 1962. From arrival to troop inspection at Holyrood Palace to the Freedom ceremony in Usher Hall - this film features much pageantry. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip take a main role in the proceedings.

Edinburgh Cine Society was asked at short notice to film the event.

There is an accompanying soundtrack held by the Archive.

Credits: Film of Holyrood Palace by courtesy of the Central Office of Information.
cam. B.P. Winpenny, T.D.D. Lornie, A.S. Lile, E.B. Lawson
ed. B.P. Winpenny
production organiser Dr. N.T. Spiers
[sd. Norman Spiers]

Shotlist: credits (0.13) elevated view crowd lined street in Edinburgh (0.26) corner of King Stables Road, sign for Grassmarket (0.27) raised television camera, Union Jack, Lion Rampant and Norwegian flags on buildings in background (0.40) rear view Royal Guard (0.50) dignitaries on red carpet outside Caledonian Station (1.08) various dignitaries disembark from luxury car and enter building (2.45) people looking out windows (2.50) Queen and Prince Philip arrive and disembark from glass roofed car (3.13) brief view jets flying overhead (3.18) well decorated King Olav, in Admiral's uniform, and Queen on red carpet, Prince salutes troops (3.52) King Olav inspects Guard, Queen looks on (4.09) horse drawn carriage arrives, Queen and Prince embark on procession along Princes Street and down High Street, cheering crowd (5.22) Holyrood Palace, procession in grounds. Carriage arrives (5.46) Admiral and Prince inspect troops, mounted soldiers pass (6.05) Royal Guard stand to attention, flag is rolled up and put in casing (6.59) Royal Guard on march (7.09) crowd on the move, behind barriers (7.31) 17th October 1962 Freedom Ceremony in the Usher Hall (7.39) int. Usher hall, ceremony. Busy, everybody well dressed. Lord Provost and King Olav sitting at table on stage, ceremonial mace to front. People seated at round tables (8.35) speech by Lord Provost followed by presentation of burgess ticket in specially crafted silver casket, King Olav is made a Free Man of the City. Applause (9.52) signature of Register of Free Men of Edinburgh, applause (10.44) speech by King Olav recalling the ties of friendship that have long existed between Norway and Scotland, applause (11.47) ecs (12.17)