NEW YEAR FIREBALL FESTIVAL, STONEHAVEN

Revellers swing their fireballs through the streets of Stonehaven as part of the New Year celebrations. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Kincardineshire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: NEW YEAR FIREBALL FESTIVAL, STONEHAVEN

Reference number: N1073

Date: 1965c

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.24 mins

Description: Footage of the annual New Year 'Fireball Festival' in Stonehaven.

For more information about this event visit the website of the Stonehaven Fireballs Association: http://www.stonehavenfireballs.co.uk/ [last accessed 9/8/2010]

Shotlist: [no title] gvs as men swing huge 'fireballs' (bales of hay set alight etc) around their heads, while walking along main street. Some men wear kilts. Crowds of spectators look on (0.39) -blank- (0.40) gvs crowd (0.46) further gvs fireball procession, members of the crowd often following directly behind the 'fireball bearers'! (1.22) c/u clock tower striking midnight (1.27) brief shot crowd (1.31) further gvs as man swings fireball around his head (1.41) shot of VIPs in crowd (1.47) burning embers lie on roadside, some men talk (one of them pulls an object out of his pocket to look at - possibly a hip flask?) (1.52) further gvs fireballs being paraded down street, crowd shots (2.14) [blurred, oof] c/u man (2.24)