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  • Ayrshire


  • Environment, the


  • Amateur


  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 6749

Date: 1950

Director: filmed by Robert H. Paterson

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.20 mins

Description: General views of the Belleisle Estate, Ayr, mainly focussing on the spectacular gardens. Accompanied by classical music and intertitles.

Scottish Amateur Film Festival entry 1951.

Shotlist: Title (0.10) In 1926 Ayr Corporation purchased Belleisle Estate situated to the south of the town. Today residents and visitors alike enjoy the amenities of this 1926 purchase (0.26) pipe band on lawn in front of large Belleisle house, a few children play-marching along (1.09) man speaking into microphone (1.13) couples highland dancing on lawn in sunshine in front of crowd (1.34) pan ornate Belleisle house (1.45) The grounds extend to over 250 acres of beautiful park land with two 18 hole golf courses and putting green (1.53) gvs golf, putting (2.47) But the gardens are the real high spot, from May till September they present a veritable rhapsody of colour (2.57) gvs colourful gardens, three young girls in some scenes (3.32) young girls at pond, small water feature, koi carp, more gvs gardens (4.56) ext. large glasshouse (5.03) mother and girls inside, c/u's flowers, the Park Ranger (5.36) c/u glass slide bee hive (5.44) girls walking past flowers (5.58) girls leave glasshouse and walk in walled garden beside Park Ranger and dog. Gvs more flowers and gardens, occasional glimpse of girls (7.05) pan of various people sitting by pond (7.30) This little lady won't leave her car unattended next time. Thanks to the Park Ranger's timely action (7.37) young girl skips away, two others play in her toy car until Park Ranger intervenes (8.05) Pets corner always attracts the children (8.08) lots of children feed doves, watched by adults (8.21) parrot, monkey, peacock, rabbits, squirrel (9.27) While there are many lovely walks for the older children (9.32) teenagers walking in shade (10.02) Finally, no picture of Belleisle would be complete without a sunset (10.07) sunset (10.18) The End (10.20)