• Short Summary

    Queen Elizabeth II opens Cruachan Dam in Scottish Highlands - colour item.

  • Description

    This is a colour item.

    Title reads: "Hydroelectric Royal Opening".

    Queen Elizabeth II opens Cruachan Dam in the Highlands of Scotland.

    Various shots of power station in hills. L/S Royal train arriving at Dalmally Station. C/U sign for station. Various shots Queen being presented to local dignitaries on the platform. Crowd of kids cheer and wave Union Jacks. Panning shot Queen's car driving away.

    L/S of dam, a rainbow forms over distant mountain. More shots dam. Pan as Queen walks towards dam holding umbrella. Queen looks out across the dam. Various shots of dam. Various shots tunnel entrance to power station. Interior shots of power station showing two alternators in position.

    M/S Queen on a dais about to perform opening ceremony. Queen pulls a lever to open the station. She turns to look a light show on ceiling of power station. Interior of control room full of knobs and dials.

    Exterior shots of dam and lake. L/S lake. L/S mountains and dam.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1820.19
    Media URN:
    55647
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:08:00 / 01:30:56:00
    Canister:
    65/85

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