• Short Summary

    Marching pipe bands, Highland Games, fashion show, tourists and Edinburgh Tattoo.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Edinburgh Festival".

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Various shots band of pipes and drums marching down crowd lined Princes Street. C/U. little girl on man's shoulders. G/V Murrayfield Rugby ground, venue for City of Edinburgh Highland Games. Various shots girls dancing on platform to sound of bagpiper. Various shots hammer swinging competition. Various shots men in kilts tossing the caber, intercut shots crowds watching. Various shots 100 yards international running event. Athlete Dave Segal, the winner, signing autographs. Various shots 1 mile invitation race. J.P. Anderson comes first, followed by Derek Ibbotson and M. Beresford. Other competitors include are Everett and J.C. Shillington.

    C/U banner in shop window in Princes Street: "Welcome to the Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama". Various shots people looking in window of "The Tartan Gift Shop" at dolls in tartan costumes and commemorative plate with "Robert Burns 1759-1959" written on it. Various shots fashion show Adam House: models walk along catwalk in front of audience of respectable-looking ladies. They wear latest fashions in fur.

    Various night shots of Edinburgh Tattoo, castle in background. Various shots 7th Spis Algerian cavalry regiment doing formation riding and horse riding stunts. They finish by firing guns into air and riding off. Various shots army gym instructors tumbling display.

    Note: fashions are designed by Ronald Paterson, programme on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1591.34
    Media URN:
    51179
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:38:21:00 / 01:44:41:00
    Canister:
    59/69

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