• Short Summary

    A look at the small island of Easdale off the Scottish coast.

  • Description

    Easdale Island.

    Off the coast of Argyll, Scotland.

    The camera pans across sea isle of Siel belonging to the Slate Islands. M/S of people sailing across on a boat. Various shots of the houses and cabins on the island. M/S's of three of its oldest inhabitants Charles McPherson Neil Dewer and Neil Fletcher sat on a bench. M/S of elderly lady Maggie MacKay at the water pump. Interior shot as Dewer and his son Donald sit down to eat.

    L/S of the island of Easdale, M/S old stable that is now a factory. Foreman Donald Dewer emerges. Various interior shots as the workers, young and old, make components. M/S of them stacked up. M/S of Donald Dewer and Donald Campbell sat outside working at their old job as slate dressers. Various shots as the bus drives to the church. Interior shots of Donald Dewer leading the choir. L/S of rowing boat on the water.

    Amendment March 2011: The island 10 miles south of Oban is Siel (pronounced Seal)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1580.17
    Media URN:
    50652
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:55:00 / 01:36:06:00
    Canister:
    NSP 440

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