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  • Aberdeen


  • Royalty


  • Amateur


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 9275

Date: 1953*

Director: [filmed by Dr. Iain Dunnachie]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.52 mins

Description: A colourful tour of the Braemar area, Aberdeenshire.

Paper archive at 2/3/42. Entered in educational category of the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1955.

Shotlist: Scottish Association of Amateur Cinematographers SAAC Commended 1954 (0.09) title (0.19) Braemar lies in Royal Deeside 60 miles West of Aberdeen elevated view over Braemar (0.45) It is divided by the Clunie water which joins the River Dee a mile beyond Braemar gvs same (1.13) On the East bank is Castleton of Braemar... gvs same. Includes c/u sign on cottage “here RL Stevenson spent the summer of 1881 and wrote 'Treasure Island' his first great work.” (1.57) … and on the West bank is Auchindryne gvs same, including main street, exts Antiques shop, tea room, a lovely red Strachans bus stopped outside 'The Tartan Shop' etc, exts Fife Arms Hotel (?) (2.31) The Princess Royal Park-: where the Royal Braemar Highland Games are held gvs same, empty (2.55) On the Big Day gvs pipes and drums march past. HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on stage. gvs crowds. The Queen exits the stage followed by The Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The Royal party drives away (3.49) Invercauld House- the ancestral home of the Farquharsons lies 3 miles East of Braemar l/s same (4.05) In 1852 the Farquharsons sold their Balmoral estate to the Prince Consort exts Balmoral Castle (4.28) Queen Victoria left the estate to her descendants gvs Balmoral (4.46) In 1893 Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of Crathie Church - in which the Royal Family have since worshipped exts same (5.17) The Queen’s private entrance shot of same (5.26) The Linn of Corriemulzie 3 miles West of Braemar gvs waterfall (6.00) Mar Lodge- 4 miles from Braemar- is the Highland home of Princess Arthur of Connnaught exts same, medium shot (6.21) The Linn of Dee is 6 miles to the West gvs rocky river and waterfall (7.12) The Cairngorms are clearly seen from Morrrone Hill - 2819ft - to the South of Braemar gvs same (8.02) Wild life abounds... the Oyster Catcher is found near pebbly rivers gvs same (8.22) Mountain Hares are white on the snowline gvs same (8.36) Lower down some are reverting to their more normal grey colour gvs grey and white hares running (9.09) Deer are fairly tame in Spring gvs deer (9.49) This is a herd of Stags. Many of them have shed their antlers gvs same (10.45) The End (10.52)