Film: 7378

Places + Locations | 1950 | Silent | Colour

Synopsis:

Aberdeen and Scotland. Amateur home movie.
High angled shot of stone bridge over river with green fields on either side. Two women and a man (wearing beret) eating picnic in field. Man is in background. Runs to canvas tent where towels are drying on rope. Car ferry crossing river and moving away from camera. Man and two women are on campsite. Country surroundings, mountains, loch, castle, pebble beaches. Loch and village in distance. A harbour is also seen. A single funnelled boat moving from left to right with coast (green) in background. Picnic - man is eating banana, women are tidying their hair. In the harbour there are boats and ferries. Beautiful garden with rose bushes and sea in background. Sandy beach, mountains in the background, blue sky, woman walking towards camera. Man walking in field. Loading and departure of car ferry ('Lochalsh'). Panning shot of large crowd (many sitting on grass). Uniformed (kilts) bandsmen relaxing. Instruments, including bagpipes and drums, on ground. Loading ship/ferry with full hessian sacks. Large ships in harbour. Crowded sandy beach - lots of wind breaks, everyone is fully clothed. Dark shot of trawlers. Shots of harbour from moving boat/ferry. Lifting van off ferry. Church on sunny day. Front of large stationary boat ('St. Ninian') in harbour. Bus moving left to right on causeway. Mountains, loch/sea, blue sky. Heathland, stone circles, probably Brodgar on Orkney. Excavated stone structures, probably Skara Brae. Wide sandy beach with tide out. Sailors cleaning deck of large boat at sea (gets very dark). Dramatic coastline. Men loading peat on to trailer attached to red tractor.


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