• Short Summary

    Travelogue featuring the Scottish Highlands - Killiecrankie, Loch Tummel, Blair Athol Castle etc.

  • Description

    Scottish Highlands - travelogue. Travelling shot from a moving car on the "road to the isles" - the road that leads to the Isle of Skye and the other islands of the Hebrides. Lovely scenery on either side.

    C/U of a signpost which reads: "The National Trust for Scotland - Killiecrankie". High angle shot of a river then another high angle of a man walking beside a loch. Narrator quotes from a song "For by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go" over a view of the river Tummel and its "great lake". L/S and M/S of a cottage where King Robert the Bruce rested on the night after the battle of Methvin. L/S of a woman sitting outside the cottage operating a spinning wheel. M/S of the woman as she works at the wheel. C/U of her face as she concentrates on her work. C/U of the wheel in operation.

    High angle shot of hikers walking beside Loch Faskally. Narrator recounts how this is an Angler's Paradise thanks to the progressive trout stocking and the presence of some 5,000 salmon every year. Two shots of a fishermen climbing aboard a boat. A young couple walk towards a bridge and admire the view. Narrator explains how "From smoky cities and hard grey pavements they come, to lie close to Mother Earth and drink in the beauties of Nature." Various scenic shots of fast flowing rivers.

    In the Vale of Athol, Blair Castle - home of the Dukes of Athol for nearly 700 years - various views of the pretty castle. The narrator speaks of the history of the castle. C/U of the present Duke of Athol who feeds a horse by hand.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    33.04
    Media URN:
    1923
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:41:00 / 01:11:07:00
    Canister:
    CP 032

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