AULD ALLIANCE, the

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Places:

  • Edinburgh
  • Perth and Perthshire

Subjects:

  • Education
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Sporting activities
  • Tourism and travel
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Documentary

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: AULD ALLIANCE, the

Reference number: 8956

Date: 1948

Director: filmed by Weston Henderson

Production company: Ayrshire County Council

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 25.42 mins

Description: A documentary of a French school visit to Scotland. The group sightsee in the Borders and the capital before staying at Dounans camp, outside Aberfoyle in the Trossachs, celebrating Bastille day with a fireworks display.

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black (.04) ocs (.13) black (.20) THE AULD ALLIANCE Broomlee, 1948 (.27) ocs (.33) Newhaven (.43) ship entering harbour; passengers disembark (1.20) ms unid. lady shakes hands with man; ms boys in school group (1.47) London. (1.50) c/u sign "LONDON LEAVE HOSPITAL UNIT ANNEX CLAPHAM SOUTH"; gv's girls leaving hostel on buses (2.30) c/u sign "STOWEY HOUSE"; children disembark buses (2.57) Broomlee. (3.04) piper walks ahead of buses as crowds greet them; children are piped into complex of buildings (4.13) Official Welcome. (4.15) brief shots men making speeches and audience, all stand as French then Union flags are raised; man makes speech; brief shots crowds (6.47) The Scott Country (6.52) gv's children visiting Neidpath castle (7.41) Abbotsford (7.45) gv's same (8.00) -And the abbeys. (8.04) gv's children visiting ruins of Melrose Abbey; ls girl and boy taking pictures; pan valley and Eildon hills (9.06) Edinburgh. (9.12) elevated shot Princes Street and Waverley; children looking down from castle wall (9.40) carriage entering Holyrood castle; children watch a steam loco cross the Forth Rail (10.36) [The Trossachs superimposed at start] shots of steamer Sir Walter Scott on Loch Katrine; ms children (11.19) Dounans Camp, Aberfoyle. (11.23) gv's children gathered outside huts (11.57) ints. children eating boiled eggs and toast (12.15) Rambling (12.18) gv's same; female teacher in trousers talks to group; children use a hand held lens (13.40) LE QUATORZE JUILLET. (13.47) tilt down from flags to camp, decorated with bunting; gv's games of handball, football (14.57) gv's fireworks exhibition [night] (16.07) Sports Day. (16.11) gv's pipe band (16.55) gv's variety of foot races including egg and spoon, piggyback and skipping rope, followed by tug o' war, intercut close shots staff watching (18.55) gv's prizes are awarded (19.23) display of highland dancing and ballet (21.18) gv's large number of couples dancing on lawn (22.15) gv's boys act out skits in costume (23.00) choir singing (23.23) c/u autograph book, ls man signing for girls (23.38) Bon Voyage (23.42) gv's children walking towards buses, carrying suitcases; children shake hands and kiss before leaving; teachers shake hands; all wave as SMT buses depart (25.42)