THURSO GALA WEEK

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Places:

  • Caithness

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: THURSO GALA WEEK

Reference number: 9487

Date: 1965

Director: filmed by Tom Stitt

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.35 mins

Description: Various community activities during Thurso Gala Week, including the Gala Queen procession, a regatta, air display, go-kart racing and sports.

Shotlist: Shots of the crowds waiting in the decorated high street. A pipe band of young girls marching down the street. Shots from an agricultural fair. Sheep dog trials. Shots of men preparing the sails in a small boat - boats are then launched into the harbour [Scrabster?]. Crowds on the harbour side. Shots of adults competing in distance running before the children run their race. A tug of war and a sack race. People watch as aeroplanes perform aerial acrobatics. Cars driving around obstacle course in a time trial then a go-kart race is shown. The Thurso Gala Queen arrives and is crowned, gives speech in front of a large crowd before being driven off in a carriage. A shooting and cycling competition before people Highland dancing, men toss a sack over a bar, tossing the caber, three legged race and other activities.