NORTHERN HOLIDAY

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Caithness

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Tourism and travel

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: NORTHERN HOLIDAY

Reference number: 9852

Date: 1947*, 1949*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.05 mins

Description: Amateur footage of a holiday around the north of Scotland, including flights and visits to Thurso and Aberdeen.

Shotlist: [COL titles] Northern Holiday, starring Davie Kerr and Sandy Milne; [B&W] group of people at Cupar railway station, scenes from onboard a train heading over the Tay Rail Bridge to Dundee, views of rural and villages scenes taken from the moving train; [colour @ 100ft] people boarding a British European Airways bus; De Havilland Dragon aircraft G-AHKU taking off from a runway, scenes at an airport; aerial views of coast, rural, urban, sea, sky; [B&W @ 185ft] Thurso harbour scenes, craypots, fishing boats, folk in the streets, [underexposed], urban scenes of street, kirk, shop; farmer feeding calves from a milkbucket; bus with sign “Tongue”; folk walking around rural areas, turnip field, ‘blackhouse’, coastal cliff and burn estuary; workers filleting fish in a workshop; [colour @ 325ft] harbour entrance, Thurso castle in distance, fishing boat “Pentland Wave”, several shots of fishing boats, harbour area, village scenes, folk on the streets, shops, old stone buildings; panning shots of a ruin kirk and graveyard; boarding a biplane at a runway G-AHXZ, aerial views from onboard aircraft; scenes of trams and buses on a busy Aberdeen street, shop with sign “Strathdee”; scenes from a moving train of river, harbour, urban houses and yards (21.05)