• Short Summary

    The Highland Games in Scotland.

  • Description

    Aboyne, Scotland

    The Highland Games starts with shots of a funfair. Low angle shot of chair roundabout and general shots of fair. M/S of some of the stalls. M/S flag being raised. It is the standard of the Chief of the Games, the Marquess of Huntly. A signal for the games to begin. M/S military band dressed in kilts some playing the bagpipes. L/S 2 men in kilts tossing the caber, cut to C/S crowds watching and applauding.

    M/S 2 different men in kilts throwing the hammer. M/S man in kilt putting the shot and officials measuring the distance. M/S another contestant throwing 56lb weight by ring. M/S Cumberland wrestling. Each contestant locks his hand behind the other's back and the loser is the first to touch the ground. C/U young boys dressed in traditional dress watching the games. Low angle shot of traditional dancing in kilts - men and women.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    35.16
    Media URN:
    2129
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:37:46:00 / 01:40:32:00
    Canister:
    CP 042

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