GAMES AT MURRAYFIELD AND PROCLAMATION CEREMONY

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Local government

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Edinburgh Cine and Video Society (ECVS)

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: GAMES AT MURRAYFIELD AND PROCLAMATION CEREMONY

Reference number: 6504

Date: 1951*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.05 mins

Description: Shots of the Murrayfield Highland Games in 1952 and what is believed to be the Proclamation of Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne.

Shotlist: Pan Murrayfield stadium, pipe band on grass (0.12) pan front row (0.16) sheepdog trials (0.32) man throwing hammer, brief view military brass band (0.51) man doing triple jump (1.00) Gvs couples taking part in Scottish Country dancing display (1.56) ls military band plays (2.07) brief view Castle (2.08) leader (2.15) dignitaries in red gowns with ermine collars parade past Mercat Cross, Edinburgh, Brief view Royal Company of Archers (2.35) elevated view soldiers in kilts parade (2.53) Trumpeters in red tail coats and black gold-trimmed bicorn hats enter Mercat Cross and appear on top (3.14) Dignitaries in red gowns assemble around the Cross, followed by clerics and judges in court dress (3.34) Sir James Miller Lord Provost of Edinburgh, at microphone reading out what is believed to be the Proclamation of Her Majesty's Accession to the Throne. Pan scene, large crowd visible in b/ground (4.05)