Mr. John Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister, described as "a tremendous experience" his 90-minute visit November?
S.V. MR. AND MRS. DIEFENBAKER TALKING TO MR. AND MRS. BRUCE WHO ARE LEADING THE PARTY.
TRAVEL SHOT MR. DIEFENBAKER'S CAR ALONG ROAD.
S.V. OUT OF CAR AT COTTAGE AND TALKING TO RESIDENTS OF HELMSDALE.
C.U. DITTO TALKING TO RESIDENTS.
TRAVEL SHOT CAR ON ROAD ON WAY TO KILDONAN.
PAN DOWN FROM HANGMAN'S HILL TO PARTY ARRIVED AT KILDONAN.
S.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER TALKING TO RESIDENTS.
S.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER WALKING TOWARDS CHURCHYARD.
S.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER LOOKING AT OLD GRAVE. MR. DIEFENBAKER WALKS INTO PICTURE.
S.V. LOOKING AT GRAVESTONES IN CHURCHYARD.
L.V. RESIDENTS ETC. AROUND MR. DIEFENBAKER IN CHURCHYARD.
C.U. MR. DIEFENBAKER TALKING RESIDENTS.
S.V. SIGNING AUTOGRAPH FOR MARION MACKENZIE.
C.U. MARION MACKENZIE.
S.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER ON BRIDGE AT KILDONAN.
PAN UP FROM STREAM TO GENERAL VIEW OF KILDONAN.
S.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER ON BRIDGE AND WALKS AWAY.
S.V. SHOWING BANNERMAN HOUSE IN DISTANCE.
S.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER AT SIDE OF HOUSE AND POINTING.
L.V. MR. DIEFENBAKER LEAVING SCHOOLHOUSE AT KILDONAN.
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Background: Mr. John Diefenbaker, Canadian Prime Minister, described as "a tremendous experience" his 90-minute visit November 2 to Kildonan, Sutherland. His maternal great-grandfather, George Bannerman, was born there.
Mr. Diefenbaker who is on a world tour -- in particular to Asia -- made special day journey to Scotland to see his ancestor's village.
He saw the site of his great-grandfathers's home, where another house now stands. But he could not find his ancestor's gravestone, which is believed to have become overgrown.
It was in 1813, after the Bannermans, with many other families, had been evicted during the Sutherland clearances, that George Bannerman emigrated to Canada.