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Reference number: 7367

Date: 1954

Director: [filmed by Ernest Tiernan]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.50 mins

Description: Amateur footage of scenes of historical and tourist interest in and around Edinburgh - includes shots of Princes Street, Calton Hill, the Royal Mile, Duddingston, Edinburgh Castle, the Military Tattoo and the Water of Leith.

Notes to accompany the film provided by the donor can be found in the paper archives at the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive.

For other films by Ernest Tiernan please see refs. 7366, 7368, 10165, 10166, 10167 and 10168

Shotlist: [shotlisted from DV - manual control track]

[no title] - wide shot of Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle - shot of Ernest Tiernan? - AN ERNEST TIERNAN PRODUCTION - gvs of Princes Street Gardens - shots of floral clock - Scott Monument (0.57) high shots from Scott Monument of Princes Street and Gardens - street scenes with trams, Nelson's Monument, National Monument, wide shots of Calton Hill with Governor's House and St. Andrew's House (1.50) March past of 1,000 Pipers - shots of crowds waiting on Princes Street, including shot of film cameraman - c/u shots of pipers marching past (3.27) brief shot of Edinburgh Castle from below - high shot of Waverley Station from castle ramparts - row of cannons - high shots of Edinburgh from ramparts (3.56) Holyrood Abbey, Queen Mary's Bath House, Holyrood Palace (4.20) gvs of Arthur's Seat crags - tracking shot from car to Duddingston Loch - gvs of loch and village (5.20) gvs of Edinburgh Castle and shots from the ramparts looking south - shot of Holyrood Palace with soldiers and visitors, floral display in gardens (6.11) street scene, Royal Mile - shot of 'White Horse Close' plaque and gvs of White Horse Close - street scenes on Royal Mile with buses passing - gvs of Canongate Tolbooth - John Knox's House - various gvs of St. Giles Cathedral from street - City Chambers - c/u sign 'Advocate's Close' - Scott Monument from close, street scene (8.13) c/u sign 'Lady Stair's Close', gv of close (8.23) high shot of Princes Street and Castle - pan from Castle to RSA from Waverley Station - gvs Castle from Princes Street - shots of Mons Meg and cannons on battlements - gvs of new town and Firth of Forth from castle ramparts (9.43) gv Scottish National War Memorial, sentry on duty (9.56) MILITARY TATTOO - shots from high seats: gvs massed pipe bands marching in, Indian? drummers - Scottish and English military teams compete in assembling Jeep from scratch (11.45) “Parade of the toy soldiers”, marching redcoats - brass band - gvs redcoats marching in formation, all fall forward when cannon is fired - more shots of massed pipe bands (13.11) shots of Forth and Salisbury Crags from battlements - North British Hotel from Mound - General Assembly building - gvs Princes Street, Waverley Station and Gardens from above (14.16) gvs Fettes College - gvs along Water of Leith, St. Bernard's Well, - gvs around Dean Village, shots of weir and Water of Leith (16.17) Salisbury Crags from suburb - shot of tram on suburban road - gv Craigmillar Castle - Edinburgh skyline and Forth? at sunset - THE END (16.50)