Title: "The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland opened by the Earl of Elgin".
M/S of a troop of soldiers in kilts and holding bagpipes marching down a cobbled street. They are followed by a brass band and more soldiers carrying rifles, a crowd of civilians watches from the pavement. M/S of a carriage containing a young lady coming to a halt. The carriage is pulled by a team of horses ridden by soldiers, more horses with soldier riders stand in a row in the background.
M/S of several senior army officers with plumed hats inspecting a troop of Scottish soldiers - presumably one is the Earl of Elgin. M/S of a procession of men in ermine robes, old fashioned military uniforms and tricorne hats, some carry staffs and swords. M/S of several army officers and the Earl in ceremonial uniforms (some wear swords and plumed hats, other busbies and kilts), they are standing on the steps of a large building. More shots of men in tricorne hats and robes filing past the camera, in the background a policemen urges a crowd of curious onlookers back.
After some seconds of spacing, cuts / out takes start at 01:03:47. More shots similar to edited story. Some additional shots of the Earl and his entourage arriving in a fleet of cars and carriages, a crowd watches from the background.
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