Things To Come - Power For The Highlands 1947

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    Full title reads: "Things To Come - Power For The Highlands"

    Scotland. Hydro-electic power stations are being built in the Highlands.

    LS General scenic views of Invernesshire, Scotland.

    MS Men hacking at rocks with pickaxes.

    MS LS Various other shots of cavity to house the turbines and generators of the hydroelectric power station being hewn out of a rocky hillside at Morar. Embedded in the hill, the beauty of the countryside will be thus preserved.

    CU Crushed rock being tipped out of a tipper.

    VS of rock being crushed.

    LS General view of the township of Mallaig.

    CU Electric cables being put up. A man is seen at the top of an electricity pole.

    MS An electric cooker being carried into a house.

    CU A housewife manipulating the switches of an electric cooker.

    CU A woman using an electric iron.

    CU A small boy, cuddling a large dog, sitting on a mat in front of an electric fire.

    LS Picturesque view of sunset reflected in the waters of a wooded loch.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:15:15:00 / 01:17:04:00
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    Mallaig Tunnels Scotland Highlands & Islands British countryside Highlands On Film Unemployment Hydro Electric construction My Story 2 Hydro
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