Queen Elizabeth speaks at the opening of the Scottish Industries Exhibition, Glasgow.
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
The Queen opens the Scottish Industries Exhibition.
MS. People watching pan to woman embroidering with machine. MS. People looking at model ship. CU. The Queen Elizabeth (wife of King George VI) arriving. CU. The Queen walking round. CU. Princess Margaret arriving. LMS. The Queen, Princess Margaret and others walking through exhibition hall. SCU. Tray full of pickles and sauces being revolved on hand. MS. The Queen and the Lord Provost of Glasgow Victor Warren, followed by Margaret and others, walking round. MS. Furniture exhibit pan to crowds milling around. LS. People queuing outside exhibition. LS. Pan down from roof of building to people queuing. MS. People in queue. MS. Pan from man demonstrating modern fuel range to Indian and African girl spectators. MS. African girl spectators. LS. Interior view of hall with Queen speaking from platform. CU. Princess Margaret sitting on platform. CU. Queen picks up bouquet and waves before leaving platform pan to Princess Margaret smiling to mother as she follows her. LS. Audience. CU. Princess Margaret sitting on platform. SCU. The Queen and Margaret talking to exhibitor at shoe stall. SCU. The Queen and Margaret watching hand weaving machine. MS. The Queen speaking from platform. MS. The Queen arriving and being presented with bouquet. SCU. Sign - 'Scottish Industries Exhibition' outside hall pan down to back view of troops lined up. CU. Queen on platform speaking. CU. Princess Margaret listening. CU. The Lord Provost Warren listening. "I thank you, Mr.Chairman, for your kind welcome to me. My visits to Glasgow always leave me with happy memories and it is natural therefore, that I should recall on this occasion the Empire Exhibition, which I visited when the King opened it in 1938. Then the emphasis of the exhibition was on the products of the British Commonwealth and Empire and the people of Scotland were enabled to see how great these were. A whole age seems to have passed since that time and the field of human progress has been scarred and torn by war. In spite of that, Scotland in a space of a few years is able to stage a great exhibition, this time to show the world products of its own industry, many of which did not even exist before the war. This is a wonderful achievement indeed. CU...... establishment of these new industries give to Scotland a special opportunity of studying the human factor in industry, and I am told that untiring ingenuity has been devoted to research and experiment in this matter. For example, I have been specially interested in the work now being done in your infirmaries and in the Ministry of Labour unit to deal with the rehabilitation of injured workpeople. If these efforts succeed, we may perhaps enter a new phase in industrial life in which technical and social security advance together and support one another to the lasting benefit to all those engaged in the industry."
(Orig.Neg. & Lav.) (Cuts.49/72)
Note: Princess Margaret looking uninterested, possibly bored.