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  • Caithness
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  • 1950s

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Reference number: 8742

Date: 1951* / 1952*

Director: filmed by Mr Kemp dec'd

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 10.42 mins

Description: Amateur footage of places of interest around the coastline of Caithness and Sutherland, including Scrabster, Dunnet Head, Duncansby Head and Bettyhill.

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(0.00) blank (0.05) animated caption KEMP FILMS PRESENT - title - SATURDAY AT SCRABSTER - gvs harbour at Scrabster, fishermen working on boats, mending nets - gvs auction, lorries waiting nearby - gvs harbour and children - A FISHERMAN'S PRIDE IS HIS BOAT - c/u shots of fishing boat names, including Sealcair, Morning Star, Girl Mina, Rival II, Ocean Swell - gvs boats and fishing nets - shots of boats refuelling from tanker, boys with pedal car in foreground (1.52) OFF TO SEA AGAIN - shots of fishing boat WK52 leaving harbour - 2. THE ST. OLA DOCKS - l/shots ferry St. Ola approaching Scrabster - A TRICKY MANOEUVRE - gvs St. Ola docking at Scrabster, c/u shots of ferry (3.12) ALL ASHORE - CARS AND ALL - gvs ferry, gangway, passengers and crew - shots of cargo and cars being hoisted on to pier (4.08) ROUGH SEAS - THURSO ROLLERS ARE GENTLE - gvs breaking waves at shore - gvs coastline and waves - BUT DUNNET CLIFFS GET ROUGHER TREATMENT - high gvs waves on shore at Dunnet Head lighthouse, people walking past (6.23) DUNCANSBY HAS THE WORST POUNDING - l/s ships off coast in high seas - gvs waves hitting coast at Duncansby Head - A WINDY DAY ON DUNNET SANDS - gv car parked near beach, wind blowing across sand dunes - gvs beach and waves (8.31) MOUNTAIN AND LOCH - gv Ben Loyal - BEN LOYAL HAS ONLY SHEEP FOR COMPANY - gvs sheep in field, Ben Loyal in background - SOMETIMES DEER ARE SEEN - gvs herd of deer in distance across field - gvs landscape (9.30) FROM LOCH NAVER FLOWS A SWIFT RIVER - - gvs loch and River Naver - - DOWN TO THE WHITE SANDS OF BETTYHILL - gvs coastline and shore - THE END (10.47) blank (10.42)