Highroad To Scotland. Reels 1, 2 & 3 1965

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    Reel One

    Title. Scotland flag flying at the top of mast head. Royal car arriving at Braemar. Attendant opens the door of the car and the Queen steps out followed by Princess Anne and the Prince of Wales. The Queen, Princess Anne and the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of Edinburgh being greeted by several personages (all royal's wearing kilts) Highland band passing camera. Loch Ness (excellent shot) Arthur's seat. Picturesque countryside passing taken from car. Air to ground shot, River Clyde. Various shots of Highland landscape. Air to ground shot as we approach aerodrome (Renfrew Airport). Aeroplane approaching runway. Control tower, interior at 182 ft. Passengers leaving aircraft and walking down gangway. Camera pans holiday makers (Mr. & Mrs. Taylor) Couple drive past the camera in sports car. Countryside cattle, camera pans over this scene to the road and the car passes camera. Signpost ' Royal Borough of Ayr' (renowned as 'Burns Country' after the great Scottish poet) Brigadoon. Bridge at Ayr, camera pans slowly round to show a further bridge . Long-shot of the town of Ayr taken from elevated position. Car as it draws up alongside Burns memorial. Statue of Burns, from different angles. Highly elevated shot of car moving on from the memorial. Medium shot becomes close-up as car moves towards camera. Placard of 'Burns Cottage'. Shots of the cottage. University of Glasgow. Various shots of students and university campus. Glasgow Art Gallery. Painting of Burns Cottage, pan to shot of couple examining it. Various paintings by artists such as Gorgain, Degas, Monet. Couple walk up to a picture of Salvador Dali showing Christ on the Cross. Ship journeying down the Clyde. Helmsmen - camera pans down from his face to the wheel. Passengers leaning over the side of the boat. Cranes and dockside activity taken from vessel. Boat in the stocks being built. Couple on boat, man pointing. Various shots from boat (very scenic views) Lifeboat - Queen Mary. Motor car wheel running along road.

    Reel Two

    "In Campbell country, headquarters of the most successful clan of all" Signpost 'Invenary' pointing north and 'Hellensborough' pointing East panning of car driving off into the distance. Waterfall (lovely views of countryside) Various shots of car driving through picturesque scenery. Bridge. Duke of Argyll's castle. Turrets of castle. The Duke of Argyll strolling through castle with his spaniel, stooping to stroke the head of the dog, pan down to the dog. Signpost 'Trossachs' car passes and disappears round the corner. (Trossachs historically linked to the McGregor clan) Various shots of the car driving through Highlands towards Lochearnhead Hotel. Couple greeted by the host of the hotel 'Ewan Cameron. Couple drinking whisky. Menu on the table studied by couple. Chef carving a joint of Scotch beef, we pan over to the chefs knife and fork to a plate upon which is placed the carved meat. Plate with meat. Couple at the table, girl eating. Water skiers being drawn off side of slipway as we pan with them to the boat that is towing them. Taken from the boat of a young couple water skiing. Various shots of water skiers. Various shots of two men fishing in stream. The Glen (lovely shot). Car driving back through picturesque scenery. Car comes of Ballachulish ferry. Street in Fort William, man from couple is outside shop window. Man and his partner enter the shop. Commentary: "It was here that Ewan Cameron bit out the throat of an English soldier and said that it was the sweetest mouthful he had ever tasted". Shop window showing various tartans. Tartan rug being lifted from a hook. Exterior rug on the ground with girl preparing picnic on it. Man looking through binoculars. The girl comes into picture and joins him. Group of people riding ponies. The ponies coming towards camera and passing it. Horses hooves as they pass the camera over heather. Various shots of horse riders crossing various terrain. Deer wandering through the glen. Deer racing past camera. Couple watching. Highland cattle showing cow and calf, various shots. The herdsman. Pan round to a shot of turbulent waters where a small boy is fishing. Water. Small boy fishing. Couple looking out of the window.

    Reel Three

    Statue of Bonnie Prince Charlie (long-shot and medium shot) Head of statue. Shot taken from a railway carriage as it passes. Couple looking out of the window. Viaduct from train. Girl close-up. Interior of the train showing the observation car. Medium shot taken from the observation car of the railway line. Car travelling through Loch Ness (lovely panoramic views) Car at petrol station. Various shots of car at filling station. River Dee. Aberdeen Street. Aberdeen University. Fish harbour. Fish being hoisted from ship to shore. Men hauling in fish. Various shots of port and its fishermen. Highland festival. Hotel keeper (Mr. Cameron) preparing to toss the caber. Hotel keeper tossing the caber. Group of small boys dressed in kilts and Highland dress. Other man tossing the caber. Two boys dancing the 'sword dance'. Various shots of dance and spectators watching. Shot put. Various shots of golfers on course (golf course is the world-famous Gleneagles). Woman putting, pan to ball going in the hole. Standard flying from Glamis castle. Coat of arms on castle wall. Glamis castle. Gates of Holyrood palace. Exterior of palace with various people strolling about gardens. Princes Street, Edinburgh, taken through castle turret. Scott's memorial, various shots. Scott's novels (one book is opened to show photograph of Scott) Print of Abbottsford (Scott's eventual residence). John Knox's house and statue. (Knox was a Protestant reformer and a Catholic priest) Various shots of statue and house of Knox. People walking past shops. Tourists examining festival posters (festival being the Edinburgh festival) Various notices and placards to do with the festival. Decorated flag pole, pan to show entrance to the festival. Edinburgh Castle (a puff of smoke appears from one of the turrets as the one o' clock gun is fired. Man adjusts watch to the gun. Dusk, a statue of Edinburgh. Piper on the ramparts playing the lament. Pipers entering arena by night. Piper on the ramparts. Fade out.

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    Cataloguer:
    James
    Stock:
    Colour
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    82021
    Sort Number:
    DOCS
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:16:00 / 01:21:50:00
    Canister:
    DOCS
    Film ID:
    2793.01
    Issue Date:
    1965
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