A British Travel Association film. Commentary by Alex McCrindle. Travelogue extolling the variety of experience Scotland has to offer.
Fingal's cave seen from the sea. Various shots of the rugged Scottish coastline. Shepherds herd their sheep down to the waters edge from the Highland pastures. They then lift the sheep into small rowing boats for transportation to the mainland. Shots of the men rowing the boat surrounded by sheep. Montage of Scottish landscape shots - rivers, small waterfalls, deer running across a field etc. Shots of Colleen (?) Castle - General Eisenhower visits, he stands on a balcony looking out to sea. Loch, mountains, glens, valleys etc. Edinburgh - various shots of the city, Princess Street, Sir Walter Scott's memorial. Men in kilts walk down busy Edinburgh shopping street. C/Us of a shop window - display of tartan goods.
L/S of concert hall (?) People arrive for a show. C/U of sign advertising the appearance of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. This show is part of the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama ( Edinburgh Festival ). C/U of the conductor Adrian Bolt. Dame Myra Hess plays the piano. C/U of the violinist Ida Handel (?). C/U of a poster advertising the Glyndebourne Opera. L/S of people arriving for the show. C/U of the Stage Door sign. Interior of the dressing room. Women dress and do their make-up. A woman and man practice their singing as they put on make-up - they laugh. An orchestra plays - various shots of the musicians and audience. Various shots of Edinburgh. Burns' Cottage - his work is described. Montage of agricultural work - digging turf with simple tools, spinning wool on primitive spinning wheels, making butter in a wooden churn, cutting grass with a scythe, beating a bundle of straw with special wooden tools, making wooden golf clubs - C/U of craftsman and the painstaking process. Metal golf clubs being made - shots of clubs being pounded in the forge.
St Andrews golf course. Montage of golfing footage. Waterfall, mountains, lochs etc. L/S of a waterside tower with a statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie on top. Culloden Moor- panning shot. M/S of the Battle of Culloden monument. C/U of the statue.
M/S of herd of cattle. Auction rooms - cattle market (or show) taking place outside. Bulls are led around a market and buyers look on. Lord Lovett (?) is champion exhibitor. Interior of a cattle market, C/U of the auctioneer. C/U of a man with his prize bull. He has winners certificates attached to his coat. C/U of the bull.
Highland Games at Braemar. Pipers play and walk past the camera. Shot putting, throwing the hammer, tossing the caber, highland fling, sword dancing etc.
Snow scenes. Two Sassenach hikers standing on train platform as train pulls in. Two skiers are pulled behind a sledge drawn by a horse. Various skiing scenes.
Edinburgh Tattoo. Various shots of marching bands and dancers.