Various shots of the procession before the ceremony at which the Scottish Order of the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John Jerusalem is re-instituted
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear or unknown.
Holyrood House and the Preceptory of Torphichen, Scotland.
LS and MS Various shots of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem wearing their mantles bearing the sign of the cross of St John, in a posed group on the steps of Holyrood House. They are meeting for the reinstitution of the Scottish Order of the Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John Jerusalem which has been suppressed for 400 years. The Duke of Gloucester, Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of the British Realm of the Order, takes his place on the right and left are the new Prior of Scotland, William, Earl of Lindsay and the Lord High Chamberlain, the Earl of Clarendon. Other shots of High Constable of Holyrood, Lord Lyon (King of Arms) and Sir Colin MacRae. LS Various shots of the procession leaving the grounds of Holyrood House, led by the Processional Cross and the Standard Bearers. MS and CU The Preceptory of Torphichen, home of the Scottish Order. LS The procession arriving at the Preceptory and filing in with the Earl of Lindsay at the rear. (5 shots). MS The Earl of Lindsay posing in front of the Preceptory. MS A line of villagers behind a stone wall watching. MS Two men in ceremonial dress. Various shots of the procession. MS Posed group of wives and children. MS Man in ceremonial dress. MS The procession leaving the Preceptory. MS A line of boys and girls watching from the roadside. MS The procession leaving the Preceptory, led by a sword-bearer. MS The Duke of Gloucester, unrobed and in the uniform of the Gordon Highlanders, shakes hands with others. CU The Earl of Lindsay.
Note: Date on original paperwork reads 26th June 1947. Additional information states "... the Scottish Order was suppressed by Mary Queen of Scots".