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Cars, lorries, trains and villages are stranded in deep snow along the coast in North East Scotland. (clip)

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Reference number: N0640

Date: 1978

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.04 mins

Description: Report about heavy snow conditions in the North East of Scotland and how these have affected movement and safety of people, often stranded by adverse weather conditions.

Please note the sound on this piece of film is intermittent, wild sound [ie not as transmitted] Interview section sound is better, however.

Credits: reporter Dermot McQuarrie

Shotlist: gvs cars stuck in snow, snow-plough tries to clear road (0.20) -blank- (0.24) Royal Naval Sea King helicopter arrives and men carry blankets into a school?; ms helicopters; medium close shot pilots; ls men put on rucksacks and leave; helicopter landing (2.50) aerials of snow blocked roads (3.00) -blank- (3.13) aerials of snow blocked roads (7.15) ints operations room, with maps etc (7.25) shots of helicopters on ground and aerials of snow scenes (8.13) interview with young couple from Tain about their experience of getting stuck in the snow in Aviemore and being put up with another 50 people by the locals (9.58) shots of helicopter and interview with helicopter pilot regarding conditions (11.21) reporter to camera, summing up (12.04)