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Reference number: 8740

Date: 1949

Production company: E.J.G.S. Film Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 23.51 mins

Description: Amateur footage of a youth hostel and cycling trip around Scotland, visiting Ben Nevis, Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Queensferry and Auchmithie.

Shotlist: (0.00) blank (0.06) E.J.G.S. FILM PRODUCTIONS Present - title - Record of a Cycling Holiday in Scotland in 1949 - Sunday, July 31st - On the road to Kingussie - shot of bikes and young cyclist outside Mackay's Hotel and Restaurant - c/u sign 'Teas - Bed and Breakfast' at roadside cottage - c/u Scottish Youth Hostel Association sign - shots of driveway and young men outside Kingussie youth hostel - shots of group of young men and women singing in hostel doorway (2.54) From Kingussie to Fort William - gvs river and weir - gvs Loch Laggan and Laggan Dam - c/u stone inscription at dam - gvs of youth hostel at Glen Nevis - shot of slope to Ben Nevis over river - c/u sign 'Historic Monuments on this Site' - gvs Craigs burial ground and Ewen MacLachlan obelisk (5.53) gvs of Fort William street, St. Andrew's Church - int shots of stained glass windows (6.29) Across Ballachulish Ferry to Glencoe - shots of ferry approaching shore - shot from ferry leaving slipway and approaching slipway and hotel at Ballachulish - shots of mountain and youth hostel (7.40) Through the Grandeur of Glencoe to Dalmally - c/u sign marking Massacre of Glencoe - gvs glen, mountains, waterfall - gvs of youth hostel, young man taking photograph of group of young women outside - Over 'Rest and be Thankful' to Inverbeg - Loch Lomondside' - gv Loch Lomond, cyclist looking at view - shots of group of cyclists on street - shots of cyclists cooking meal on gas burner - gvs Loch Lomond, l/s buses going up road - view from Rest and be Thankful, group of people at Royal Scottish Automobile Club control post - c/u shot Rest and be Thankful inscription - gvs mountains and loch - shot of paddle steamer on loch, possibly Prince Edward (11.51) Then on to Glasgow - gvs traffic at Anniesland Cross, Glasgow - views west and east along St. Vincent Street (12.37) Edinburgh - and a visit to the Zoological Gardens - shot of young man at bus stop - shots of Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, floral clock, flowers - high shots of Princes Street and Scott Monument, Salisbury Crags, castle esplanade - shots of animals at Edinburgh Zoo, including sea lions, heron, polar bear, penguins - underexposed shots of monkeys, owl - shots of lions, leopard in cage, kangaroo, hyenas, Bateleur eagle, flamingoes, bears, stork (17.17) From Edinburgh to Dunblane via Queensferry - shots of group of cyclists on pavement - shots of Forth ferry under rail bridge, passengers on slipway - shots from ferry leaving South Queensferry - gvs rail bridge from below - shots of passengers on deck and disembarking (18.54) On to Perth - and a flying visit to Scone - to call on Iris - town street scene - shot of river overflowing banks - shots of cyclists outside Perth youth hostel - shots of young men and woman outside cottage and in gardens, on country road and at sunset (20.34) Then up the East Coast to Auchmithie - shots of cyclists leaving cottage, young woman waving - shot of Tay railway bridge at Dundee - shots of cyclist outside cottage with two older women - gv St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Arbroath - shots of Auchmithie youth hostel, beach - shot of cyclist looking out to sea - gvs cliff and seabird, c/u of bird, coast at Auchmithie (22.30) Storm clouds chased us as we pushed northwards to Feughside - shot of country road and dark skies, rainbow - Homeward Bound, we called at Rose Villa, Alford - shot of older woman walking along road, hiding her face from camera - And so on the evening of Friday August 12th we arrived home - Our journey completed - THE END - An E.J.G.S. Presentation in Color (23.45) blank (23.51)