HYDRO POWER IN SCOTLAND

Tom Johnston talks about his opposition to the private control of hydro-electric power in the Highlands. (clip)

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Places:

  • Argyllshire
  • Invernesshire

Subjects:

  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Politics
  • Power resources
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Dateline

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: HYDRO POWER IN SCOTLAND

Reference number: T2234

Date: 1964

Production company: STV

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.36 mins

Description: A report on hydro electric power in the Highlands with shots of the uncompleted dam at Ben Cruachan.

Shotlist: Exts hydro-electric plant (0.23) Two men walk into garden and take a seat (0.38) I/v with Mr Fleming on the Ben Lochy power station (1.36) Visuals of Ben Lochy (1.46) Gvs the river (2.01) Leader (2.11) food being prepared in hotel kitchens (2.46) A woman loading up a dishwasher (3.05) Another woman loading up a washing machine (3.18) i/v with owner of hotel on the benefits of the hydro electric scheme (5.40) Leader (5.49) Electric station (5.51) Leader (6.01) Gvs machines and people at work in pottery factory (8.02) Two men take a look at the unfinished dam from the Cruachan hillside (8.33) I/v with Mr Watson on the tunnels through the hillside, the reservoir, and the completion of the dam and power station (11.37) pan down construction work inside the mountain (11.47) i/v with Mr Watson continues (12.12) Pan up the unfinished dam (12.25) Leader (12.34) I/v with Thomas Johnston ex secretary of State for Scotland on the birth of hydro electricity in the Highlands and support in the Commons (15.36)