Film: 8757

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | Colour


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Scottish Highlands
Panoramic shots landscapes, crafts, etc. Shots of Edinburgh city, Scotland, castle, old bus or coach with tourists. High Street scene with trains, cars and buses. Shots of villages of Killin, Glencoe, rock climbing on Monroes, Ben Nevis. Caledonian Canal, fishing boat in lock on Caledonian Canal. Salmon fishing with nets. The Isle of Skye, Skye ferry boat shots. The West Highland line, steam train service, shots of train to Mallaig. Ferry boats out of Mallaig harbour. Shepherd working dogs and highland sheep. Scotland.

Images with the commentary describing the Scottish Highlands and its many attributes. A panoramic view of mountains and countryside.
1m21ss- A map of Scotland showing the main roads going North through the lowlands and pinpointing Glasgow to the West and Edinburgh to the East.
1m24ss – Aerial view of Edinburgh with brief historical background .
2.06ss – Tourists start their journey to the Highlands by coach (No.ASF 362)
We see the coach leaving the city. Look out here for tram and note how few cars there are on the road.
2m57ss – Our tourists are now on the open road once used by Drovers.
3m47ss – Break for refreshments at the Inn in Killin.
4m15ss – Back to the map showing the Rail and Roads running side by side till they reach Bridge of Orchy where the road branches off to the west and the Railway heads North across the moor of Rannoch. The road to Glencoe where the famous battle was fought and with the “Campbells” not forgiving and the “McDonalds” not forgetting to this day.
5m20ss – Glencoe village with climbers on nearby mountain Buachaille Etiv and on reaching the top looking out on to many peaks including Ben Nevis with its feet in Loch Linnhe.
7m33ss – Back to map with its geological crack and Loch Linnhe and Loch Ness dividing the Great Glen into two.
8m06ss – Caledonian Canal links the West and East coasts providing a short cut for fishermen by avoiding the long sea voyage around Cape Wrath.
8m56ss – Back to map showing the road west out of the Great Glen into Glengarry and Lochalsh and showing the shores of the Isle of Skye.
9m21ss – Signpost:- Kyle of Loch Alsh 52miles A57, Fort William 25miles A82, Inverness 41miles A82.
10m29ss – Fishermen hauling in their net of Salmon from the Loch. Onward by coach to Skye passing castles and the beautiful scenery of the Highlands.
12m18ss – On board the Ferry and showing the approach to Skye. Here we see the coach being offloaded.
14.29ss - Change of scene to the Steam train travelling along the West Highland line.
Travelling with it along the coast line and over viaducts before arriving at Mallaig a town that grew with the railway. It is the chief Herring port of the Highlands.
Some of the many Islands are shown including a view of Skye across the sea.
17m38ss – The coach is back on the road for the end of the tour.
18m37ss - A Steamer is shown arriving at Portree long awaited by the islanders for it carries supplies and produce with precious letters from far and wide.
20m. - A crofter goes about his work with Highland cattle and his faithful dog controlling them.
There are many more islands to be found to the horizon and within easy reach.
The commentater here has a legend to tell....An island of Youth beyond the edge of the sea and a land of hearts desire where no-one ever grows old, is there to be

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