SUMMER CAMP, OBAN

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Places:

  • Lanarkshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: SUMMER CAMP, OBAN

Reference number: 9347

Date: 1949*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.31 mins

Description: Amateur footage of the 2nd Lanark Scouts going to summer camp at Oban, with excursions by steamer to Iona, Staffa and Fort William.

See also ref. 9346

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs of brick building in countryside - men loading camp supplies on to back of lorry - lorry drives off - c/u map with route to camp being marked in pencil - driver and passengers having tea break off road - tracking shot along loch-side road - pencil traces last leg of journey to Oban on map - pan across town (1.47) SETTING UP CAMP - gvs Scouts pitching tents and digging holes - high shot of camp area - c/u list of daily activities on camp - gvs Scouts washing, shaving, having meal, soup being served to boys (3.34) Scouts line up as Union flag is unfurled - gvs kit inspection, drying racks for dishes and clothes - pennant raised on flagpole - gvs families visiting camp, having tea - c/u shots girl and boy - families pose for camera beside coach - coach leaves camp, Scouts wave - Scouts leaving camp on back of lorry (7.21) c/u list of excursions for day - c/u map showing route from Oban to Iona, Staffa and Tobermory - gvs people boarding steamer, gangplank pulled on board, steamer departing from Oban, Scouts on deck - gvs from deck, passing coast, fishing boat passing, approaching Iona - launch pulled up alongside, packages unloaded, then passengers boarding launch, heading for slipway at Iona - gvs from deck and launch returns (10.31) gvs passing Staffa, returning to Oban - intertitle - c/u map showing route from Oban to Fort William - gvs from deck of steamer, passengers disembark at Fort William - passengers board and get tickets stamped - gvs from deck of steamer, Ben Nevis covered by cloud - high shot of harbour at Oban, panning across bay - c/u letter about returning from camp to Lanark - tracking shot from truck returning to base - Scouts unpack equipment - THE END (13.31)