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Title: PLOCKTON 1968

Reference number: 8896

Date: 1968

Director: [filmed by Dr James B B Baird]

Sound: sound

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.19 mins

Description: Amateur footage of a family holiday in Plockton, including shots of sailing in the bay, a regatta and the local railway station before closure.

See also ref. 8897

Title preserved as part of an AHRC funded video preservation project in partnership with Glasgow University, entitled 'Children and Amateur Media in Scotland'.

Shotlist: SUMMER HOLIDAY animated caption - gvs bay and village of Plockton, girl playing on shore - c/u station sign for Plockton - gvs station and people waiting on platform - c/u shot public notice about closure of rail service - diesel train enters station, passengers embark and disembark - train departs, milk churn remains on platform (1.45) shots of family outside house on main street - gvs bay, flowers, people on street, Duncraig Castle in distance - tractor and trailer pass along street - man paints fence - man forks hay from tractor into barn - gvs Plockton Regatta, skiffs sailing in bay, miniature cannon fired to start race - c/u shots of young children and families talking - young children playing in metal tubs in water (6.07) gvs bay and boats, families in canoes and rowing boats - gvs skiffs under sail - children playing in water - families relaxing on shore, dog playing with ball - gvs flowers and bay, families relaxing and chatting on shore - gvs flowers and shore, families playing in water (11.53) skiffs sailing in bay - shots on board skiff in bay, gvs passengers and coastline - more shots of children playing in water, girl emptying wellington boots, using metal tubs as boats (15.45) gvs regatta, crowd watching and piper playing at shore - gvs skiffs in bay, children's race, raising decorated sails, officials with loudhailer and starting gun - gvs onlookers on shore and skiffs sailing out to bay - shots of skiffs back at shore - gvs onlookers and boat crews - prize-giving ceremony for children's boat crews - sunset over bay - animated caption The End (20.19)