ORKNEY CALLS / SPEYSIDE SKI TRAIL / THURSO

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Places:

  • Caithness
  • Invernesshire
  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Travelogue

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: ORKNEY CALLS / SPEYSIDE SKI TRAIL / THURSO

Reference number: 9490

Date: 1966c

Director: filmed by Tom Stitt

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.31 mins

Description: Three short tourist films about Orkney, skiing on Speyside and Thurso, with musical accompaniment.

Local films made for tourist purchase by donor’s own company NFT (North Films). NFT closed down in 1970.

Shotlist: ORKNEY CALLS
Ferry on the way to Orkney. GVs of landscape from the boat. The ferry arrives, a car is winched on to harbour. People preparing boats for sailing. Shots of regatta. People watching seals. Shot of sign for the Italian Chapel. Interior and exterior shots of the chapel. Shot of sign for the St Magnus Cathedral. Shots of the spire then shots taken from the spire. GVs of Orkney street.

SPEYSIDE SKI TRAIL
Car drives past a sign for the Coylumbridge Hotel and cars drive up the mountain side. Ski lifts going up the mountain side and shots from up high of skiers. Shot of sign for the White Lady Shieling. Skiers racing in slalom before more skiers get on the lift. Children learning to ski.

THURSO
Shot of sign “Welcome to Thurso”, gvs town. A housing estate, the high street and cathedral. Shots of the beach, the playground and people in rowing boats. A fisherman in the harbour mending his net. The ruins of Thurso Castle and Old St. Peters Church.