SIX YEARS AWAY: George Thomson, Scrabster

Daily life around the harbour in Scrabster in the early 1970s. (clip)

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Places:

  • Caithness

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: SIX YEARS AWAY: George Thomson, Scrabster

Reference number: T0687

Date: 1973c

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.09 mins

Description: Dounreay airstrip with a plane landing and taxiing on it. Scenes around Scrabster Harbour showing men using the harbour and working nearby.

Shotlist: No credits. Shot of a fire engine parked on Dounreay airstrip. Pan of part of the airstrip (0.14); Close-up of notice on airstrip, widening out to shot of stretch of runway (0.24); [Clapperboard: Sync. Indent No. 2] (0.29); Shots of a small plane taxiing along the runway (1.09); A man and a woman get out of the plane and the man is then met by unidentified person, possibly a local dignitary (1.19); Shots of the airstrip, power station in background (1.26); Long shot of the power station and small fleet of buses. A sign in the foreground reads "Aircraft assembly point" (1.38); General scenes of Scrabster harbour; bus arriving at harbour, passengers alighting; man drilling through stone [wearing no ear protection] (5.34); Tilting shot of Scrabster Harbour Trustees office (5.41); [Overexposed] (6.09).