NEWSREEL 1977

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Military
  • Music
  • Royalty

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: NEWSREEL 1977

Reference number: 6447

Date: 1977*

Production company: Edinburgh Cine Society

Sound: sound

Original format: super 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 30.42 minsc

Description: Amateur newsreel overview of various events held in 1977, many to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. These include the gathering of the clans, Royal procession along High street and general views of Edinburgh Festival parade.

Shotlist: Sunrise, reflected in water (0.17) Title. (0.25) gvs Calton Hill Pageant; Morris dancers, fancy dress cavewoman slaying dinosaur, torchlit procession, lighting crowning of Gala Queen (1.15) Gvs charities parade - people on floats and in fancy dress collecting money along Princes street. (1.56) Evening news poster 'Clansmen fly in to warm welcome'. (2.18) SS Calypso docked. (2.37) Meadowbank sports centre scoreboard 'International Gathering of the Clans'. Gvs people in tartan holding flags, and signs reading USA, Australia etc. (3.22) view of crowd in stands; c/u scoreboard 'Ceud Mile Failte A Hundred Thousand Welcomes'; gvs procession of clans, c/u national flags held by parties, including flag similar to Confederate flag with words "Clan Donald"; c/u flag raised, Gathering banner (?) (5.19) Gvs various unidentified speakers at sports centre; views of crowd (5.54) Pipe band intercut with shots of cameramen covering the event; (6.40) Scottish country dancing display; girls in mass highland dancing, intercut with views of crowd; banner is lowered (8.21) Pipe band on Princes Street. (9.01) Evening news headline 'SNP Launch Massive Election Offensive in City' Petrol prices at garages, 75p. In shop window 'potatoes 3lb 9p' 'Quart milk 21p' (9.35) Ext. Powderhall; ints. motorcycle speedway racing. (9.50) Gvs Musselburgh races. Spectators on sunny day; row of bookmakers beside the track; men using tic tac; view of race, Torness in b/ground (10.33) Ext Edinburgh airport; brief ints. (10.59) Large Goodyear zeppelin lands, brought down by four men, passengers alight; (11.58) unmarked zeppelin picks up members of T.A.; gvs parachute jump (12.48) gvs maroon LRT bus parked on street, "Private" destination; tracking shots from bus, ints. passengers; tracking shot conductor in white hat leaning out over road from the bus' back platform; passengers alight, one man holding camera; gvs game of rounders (13.38) gvs flags flying in Edinburgh (13.48) c/u children waving flags; Parade up High Street of Royal party in two open carriages; Brief view ext. St. Giles. (16.04) brief shot street sweepers and white vans cleaning road (16.10) C/u banner 'Question for the Queen. Will the Queen accept the Pope as the head of a united Anglican R.C. church as proposed.'; Queen passes in covered coach (16.53) litter collection (17.06) Queen walking about among crowd (visit to Jack Kane centre?) (17.43) Meadowbank sports centre scoreboard 'Jubilee greetings to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh from the Youth of Scotland'; Queen and Duke arrive at sports centre, welcomed by the Lord Provost; meet waiting group (18.55) Children parade past, as do various groups in fancy dress; Jimmy Saville waving arms at crowd [audible chant "we want Jimmy"]; groups from Tayside; shot cameraman on track filming parade; Scottish Association of Young Farmers; 'Romans' from Lothian region; 'Vikings' from Shetland; Boy's Brigade; (20.53) Crookston Castle Majorettes display (21.30) Queen presenting silver trophies to children and youths. (23.02) gvs Buchanan street festival. (23.22) Gvs people in Princes street gardens; Jubilee floral clock; brownies rolling downhill; children with ice cream; pipe band (24.11) Dance group performing in Princes Street Gardens, in Eastern European (?) national dress; maypole dancing (24.40) Queen Mother watching riding display of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Queen Mother speaks to individual (25.26) presenting a silver trophy (25.37) Gvs sheep dog trials; American diplomatic car. (26.27) Sign 'Scottish Railway Preservation Society'. Gvs people looking at inter-city 125. Plaque '..holds world speed record of 143 mph'; crowd queuing to look inside; c/u plaque "Argyll & Sutherland Highlander" (27.29) National Gallery; c/u poster for Edinburgh Festival; ext. Heriot Watt University Union; Royal Lyceum Theatre. (27.43) Gvs Evening News Festival Cavalcade. Pipe band and various floats to celebrate Queen's silver jubilee including British Leyland, Wimpey, Abbey National, Girl's Brigade, Bryn Skoles Musikkorps [brass band]; Portobello Toddlers Hut. Gvs busy streets. (30.42) The End. (30.46)