NORTH UIST TRIP - TULIPS IN VALLAY STRAND

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  • Outer Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Science and technology

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • Ogam Films / Oscar Marzaroli

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: NORTH UIST TRIP - TULIPS IN VALLAY STRAND

Reference number: 7235

Date: 1969

Sponsor: [attrib Highlands and Islands Development Board]

Production company: [ Ogam Films]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.15 mins

Description: Footage filmed in North Uist (probably Paible), including black houses and Highland & Islands Development Board initiative to plant tulips.

Possibly footage shot for an unfinished production. 'Invergordon' written on clapperboard at start, possibly working title?

In 1969 an extensive bulb growing industry was started at Paible in North Uist. A key factor in the choice of North Uist for this scheme was the disease-free nature of the machair soil.

See television programme 'EORPA' for documentary about the project to start industrial growing of flowers. (Transmitted BBC Scotland, 15th September 1994)

Credits: ph. Oscar Marzaroli

Shotlist: Shot of clapperboard (0.05) Long shot of blackhouse – sheep – coast – shot panning left to right to view coast – Stone houses with thatched roofs (0.30) Shot of houses then pans left to right to view coast (0.53) Vallay Strand North Uist. Shot of sign: HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT BOARD UIST BULB PROJECT – PLEASE DO NOT PICK FLOWERS (1.00) shots of workers picking tulips; c/u of woman picking tulips; c/u of bucket full of tulip buds (2.16) Shot of woman pouring tulip buds into bag (2.36) Shots of woman picking tulips, tractor, rows of tulips (3.27) Very long shot of field w/ house in distance – pan left to right to show more fields, then cut to more shots of fields and landscape – pan of coast (4.15) E/C/U of tulips, long shots of rows of tulips, tractor, shot of people picking tulips (5.15)