MACHIR IN THE WEST COAST 1979 - 80

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: MACHIR IN THE WEST COAST 1979 - 80

Reference number: 8812

Date: 1979 - 1980

Director: filmed by Don McLachlan

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 18.24 mins

Description: Don and Margaret McLachlan and family cruising around the west coast of Scotland on their yacht 'Machir', including shots of the yacht being towed into a boatyard.

Don McLachlan was a keen amateur cameraman who began filming in 1935, firstly on 16mm reversal, then later on video. An engineer, keen sailor and family man, he recorded many aspects of his life, but rarely his working life. He died in December 2003.

Digitisation funded by British Film Institute 'Unlocking Film Heritage', awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Shotlist: gvs of yacht 'Machir' at anchor in bay (1.06) int shots on yacht, Margaret McLachlan relaxing - gvs bay and boats - shots of and from Machir sailing out of bay - shots of man hoisting sail, c/u of sail with number '040' - tracking shots from Machir under sail - shots of Colin McLachlan and his wife on board - gvs of Machir sailing (5.06) shots of canoes sailing past and another yacht - Machir sail is lowered - shots of Margaret in galley - shots of Machir sailing past (7.04) shots on board Machir at anchor then sailing away - shots of Machir sailing past, at small jetty (8.26) shots from Machir of other vessels passing, including motor launch Sula, whose owners borrow a can-opener from Margaret - shots of yachts passing through narrows - shots from Machir under sail, landmarks, passing vessels, looking towards small islands in poor weather - shots of choppy seas, Corryvreckan?, sailing with another yacht - shots approaching bay in good weather, gvs of boats at anchor (13.07) shots of workman in boatyard, Margaret and friend with dinghy on shore, man driving bulldozer - shots of Machir being sailed into launching cage and attached, then towed up slipway by bulldozer - shots of men washing underside of boat - shots of bulldozer pulling Machir further up slipway - workers attach pulleys and detach mast from boat - more shots of bulldozer pulling cage with Machir along harbour into boatyard (17.01) shots from boat of yachts anchored in bay, including 'Elounda' - shots of Elounda crew at work on board (18.24)