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Reference number: 9553

Date: 1958* / 1959*

Director: filmed by D.C. Kerr, R.M.G. Hay

Production company: Leabank Productions

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 22.29 mins

Description: Amateur footage of destinations around Scotland, from the West Highlands to the North-East and the Central Belt.

For the other films in this collection see also refs. 9552 and 9554

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, Fountain's drapery shop, pedestrians - pan across farmland to new houses under construction on hill - pan across loch to woods - pan across Campsie Fells, fields, country path - pan across Dumgoyne Hill - gvs Blanefield, railway station visible in background, main road, man passes leading cart-horses - shot of modern house with garage - l/s Strathblane Church and graveyard - c/u shots rabbit in field - car drives down country road (2.34) panning shots across rooftops of Stirling to Wallace Monument - l/s monument - pan across river and c/u water over rocks - shot of Perth Bridge and views along Tay Street, bridge and opposite bank - street scene in Perth - l/shots from hill, river and bridge in distance (3.42) tracking shot from car, views along glen with river - gvs of Braemar main street, Bank of Scotland, St. Margaret's Church, river, petrol station and souvenir shop - l/shots Balmoral Castle in distance - brief shot Crathie Kirk - gvs road, mountains, landscape, waterfall (4.59) c/u sign 'Millford Hotel', Nairn - gvs man and woman in hotel grounds - gvs guests getting out of cars - young boy plays on lawn, guests relax on bench - gvs family on beach, relaxing on sand dunes, getting dried after swim - gvs people playing on putting green, Sikorsky helicopter flies past, gvs putting green and coastline, people playing table tennis outside, woman sitting in shelter - brief c/u shots of bird on branch - gvs coastline, woman at direction marker, family on beach (7.05) shots from railway carriage at Achanalt signal box - steam engine passes - tracking shots from train, landscape, lochs, ferry in distance, approaching station at Stromeferry - gvs Plockton in distance - steamer Lochnevis approaches pier and ties up - tracking shots from steamer leaving Kyle of Lochalsh, shots on deck, view from stern, seagulls following, man and woman on deck - gvs Lochnevis at pier, pan across bay and boats, houses on shore - gvs streets in Portree, man painting gable end of James Pringle shop - gvs Somerled Square, Portree, woman points out car registration plate, c/u of same - gvs square and parked cars - gvs swing park and paddling pool near sea, children playing, coastline and camp-site - panning shots of large garden, children playing (10.32) high shot of Inverness, church and river, church on opposite bank, bridges - gvs riverbank, Inverness Castle, pedestrians on bridge (11.12) gvs countryside and road, rocky shore with swan, coastal town across bay - gvs shore and Dunbar Parish Church overlooking - gvs Dunbar, including Hotel Roxburghe, Royal Hotel, traffic along High Street, George Hotel - high shot of sea and waves - gvs harbour and fishermen's monument, woman sitting at sea-wall, yacht departing from harbour, remains of castle, fishing boats in harbour and small boat departing - gvs waves coming in over tidal pool towards pool ballroom, yacht entering harbour, swans and cygnets (14.16) gvs landscape - gvs entrance to Fasnakyle Power Station, c/u sign - dark int gvs of station and machinery - gvs power station building and river, dam - gvs small turntable car ferries passing, queue of cars and motorcycles waiting, tracking shots of opposite bank from ferry (16.40) l/shots of ship on Firth of Clyde - gvs steamer Saint Columba approaching pier and passengers disembarking - Maid of Ashton approaching Gourock Pier, cars driving on board - gvs River Clyde at Meadowside granary, Yorkhill Quay with vehicular ferry crossing from Pointhouse to Govan - 'Palace of Art' sign at Bellahouston Park - gvs Palace of Art building - gvs aircraft arriving at Prestwick Airport, including US Air Force Douglas, Scandinavian Airlines - aircraft at hangar - brief shots from aircraft flying over coast (19.01) gvs floral display at St. Andrews railway station - diesel train departing from station - gvs St. Andrews, including West Port, shots of busy bathing pool on summer day - gvs people at Craigtoun Country Park - gvs St. Andrews harbour and boats - gvs St. Andrews street scenes, bowling matches in progress, public gardens and museum - brief street scene - THE END - ecs (22.29)