HAPPY WANDERER, the

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Caithness
  • Invernesshire
  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: HAPPY WANDERER, the

Reference number: 8682

Date: 1953 - 1958

Director: [filmed by Don McLachlan]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 27.55 mins

Description: A compilation showing the McLachlan family's caravan holidays around Scotland over several years during the 1950s.

Shotlist: title & credits - tracking shots from front of Buick car along streets of Glasgow, heading north past Shawlands Cross, along Pollokshaws Road past Queen's Park - up Union Street in city centre, Parliamentary Road - through Torrance, Lennoxtown, up into Campsie Hills, past flock of sheep - shot of Buick and caravan passing (2.15) passing along road overlooking Carse of Stirling, turning into Jimmy and Chris Kyle's Easter Kilmore Farm (3.13) Colin Kyle guides Buick and Campmaster caravan into field and helps Don McLachlan to unhitch caravan - landscape gvs, Ben Ledi in background - shots of Colin feeding chickens - shots of farm workers having tea break during hay-making - shots of Don driving tractor pulling slipe and workers loading it with hay (5.18) shots of Colin playing with dog at caravan - gvs of workers unloading hay from tractors and building large haystack - shots of tractor uplifting small haystack from field - shots of Jimmy and Bobby Kyle helping to build large stack, Fiona McLachlan and friend relaxing, Don helping (7.02) tracking shots from car: in countryside, travelling across bridge - shots of Loch Lomond, Fiona and Colin McLachlan coming out of caravan and swimming in loch - l/s Maid of the Loch - gvs caravan at Inveruglas caravan site - tracking shots from car - car stopped for petrol at MacTavish's Garage - shot of car and caravan arriving at River Croe caravan site at Arrochar - gvs of caravan site and the Cobbler - c/u shot of mussel bed in loch, Colin and Fiona playing on beach, collecting mussels (9.52) shot of test pier for torpedo factory - Colin and other boys on dinghy on loch - gvs site and Cobbler, family climbing up Cobbler, views of loch, caravan site, Arrochar and Loch Lomond from above (11.19) landscape and road gvs - tracking shots from car through countryside - shots of caravan at roadside, Don peeling potatoes, Margaret cooking lunch - gvs Loch Craignish, small jetty - gvs caravan site at Loch Melfort (13.40) tracking shots from car entering Oban - Oban street scenes, promenade and bay - shots of Inner Isles Mail boat Claymore at pier, crane winching goods on board, NLB ship Fingal at pier - woman feeding seagulls (14.47) gvs of loch at Ganavan - gvs of caravan site at Ganavan on site of war-time seaplane base - int shots in caravan, Margaret cooking meal, Fiona setting table, family sit down for meal (17.18) gvs at Ganavan site, family hitching caravan up for journey, driving away in Humber Super Snipe - tracking shots driving into Oban, to Loch Leven Hotel, past Loch Lochy - gvs of caravan site near Inverness, garden with gnomes - boys collecting water, shots of campsite toilet, gvs of site, Don's Thomson Gleneagles caravan leaving (21.55) gvs of Beauly Firth - shots on campsite at Brora, unhitching and preparing caravan, Don peeling potatoes - tracking shots on road to John o' Groats - shots of John o' Groats Novelty House, l/s of island of Stroma, gvs of John o' Groats Hotel and car park, beach and small harbour, McLachlans playing on beach, 'Last House' and caravan site (25.13) tracking shots around hairpin bends on coast road - shot of main square in Beauly - shots of swan and cygnets crossing main road, sheep on road - tracking shots coming into Arrochar, past Lomond House Hotel, Duck Bay, returning to Glasgow - THE END (27.55)