Film: 3616

Places + Locations | 1930 | Silent | B/W


Holidays in Scotland in the 1930's.

Front page of LMS Guide to Scottish Holiday Resorts. Brief montage of passengers on platform at unidentified Scottish train station, possibly Waverley in Edinburgh. A steam train with LMS logo written on the side leaves the station, and is seen progressing swiftly through the countryside. Very good interior sequences of 1st class passengers being served in the dining car.
Intertitle - 'Proceeding towards Dumfries we pass through Annan an ancient burgh which has many interesting links with Scott, Burns and Carlyle. The train stops briefly at a small rural station.
Intertitle - 'The railway journey through Callander to Oban can be made in an observation coach, and interesting information obtained from the guide while travelling' Shots from the observation coach and of the surrounding countryside.
Intertitle - ' One of the most beautiful railway journeys in Scotland, the visitor being carried through ever changing scenes of loch and mountain. Tracking shot alongside roadway with two very 1920s cars on it. Brief shot of the Guard. Surrounding countryside.
Intertitle 'From Tyndrum motor coaches convey the tourist through the famous Pass of Glencoe' Panning shot of Glencoe.
Intertitle 'Across Rannoch Moor the route passes Kinghouse, one of Scotland's oldest hostelries' Exterior of Kinghouse Hotel. Old fashioned single deck bus registration number: S B 4036 arrives at the hotel. Glencoe to Tyndrum Express.
Intertitle - 'The solemn beauty of Glencoe cannot fail to impress the visitor. View of Glencoe looking North. Hills mountains and countryside surround the valley of Glencoe.
Intertitle - 'From Ballachulish Ferry Station the journey is continued to Oban' Footage of locks
and valleys on route.
Intertitle - ' Passing Connel Ferry a view of the famous Cantilever bridge, crossing Loch Etive is obtained -Oban the capital of the Western Highlands is a modern resort of many attractions.' Oban City Centre.
Intertitle - 'More steamers provide regular services to Tobermory, Fort William and the outlying islands. A boat laden with passengers and a car berths at a port, possibly Oban.
Intertitle - 'The Argyllshire Gathering is held annually at Oban and provides much is interesting to visitors. Massed Pipe Bands walk up the main part of the street.
Intertitle - 'Here all the Scottish traditional sports and contests are held and these are carried on for two days' Sports shown include shot putting, and individual Pipe Band competition.
Promotional film for LMS with wide variety of footage relating to the Scottish countryside.

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