• Short Summary

    A descendant of the first House of Stewart in Scotland creates different perfumes by distilling heather.

  • Description

    Argyll, Scotland.

    L/S of the landscape round Loch Gilphead with heather in the foreground and hills in the background. The camera pans across to a man and a woman picking heather, the man is wearing a kilt. He is Mr Amhlaibh MacAindreis, who is a scientist and Royal descendant, the lady is his wife Margaret. C/U of Mr MacAindreis putting heather in a bag. M/S of the couple picking. M/S of Margaret pulling the heather off the bushes. M/S of Mr MacAindreis sat at a table, he is 'bruising' the heather which means grinding it up in a bowl, the loch and hills are in the background. C/U of his face as he works. The narrator tells us the heather is used as a base for the perfume he creates, he gives them names like 'Scottish Orchid' and 'Highland Peat'. C/U of his hands grinding the heather with a jar, the camera pans across as he pours it into a tray and picks it up.

    L/S of him walking up to a big wooden hut which is used as a distillery for the perfume. Interior. He walks up to the distilling equipment and drops the heather into a large flask, C/U of the heather falling into the flask, there are test tubes on the bench beside it. M/S of him dropping the heather into the flask, he takes the paper out of the top and puts it in the tray which he places on the floor. He then picks up a long jar with a spout containing solvent and pours it into the flask. He shakes it up and places it in a bowl for heating, he puts a stopper in the top. C/U of the heather in the flask. M/S as he watches the steam rising and looks at another piece of equipment. C/U of the bunsen burner as it heats the bowl. C/U of another part of the equipment with tubes leading out, the camera pans down to show the liquid dripping from it into a bottle. C/U of the heather with water bubbling underneath. L/S as he takes the flask away and brings it to a table in the foreground. He sits down and pours it through a filter into a demijohn. C/U as the camera pans down to the liquid dripping into the demijohn. C/U of his face as he pours. M/S of his assistant, Catherine Barnett, sat at a table filling little bottles with perfume from a glass receptacle held in a vice. C/U of the perfume, M/S as she turns the tap, C/U of the bottle getting filled with perfume. C/U of Mr MacAindreis outdoors again holding up a bottle for examination.
    Note: this story has been transferred twice on digibeta *PM0163* for some unknown reason.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    163.02
    Media URN:
    2965
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:03:16:00
    Canister:
    CP 360

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