• Short Summary

    The coal mines are taken into the people's ownership and men learn to care for trees.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Around Scotland".

    Vesting Day in Scottish mines - Nationalisation of the coal mines.

    High Ballantyre, Lanarkshire.

    CU a huge banner, carried by a crowd of miners, showing Keir Hardie on it. CU Andrew McNaulty veteran fighter for miners rights. He unfurls the National Coal Board flag over the pit. CU the N.C.B. flag flying. LS the Huge crowd watches the ceremony with awe. CU. a man climbs a pole to unfurl the NCB flag.

    CU 82 year old Bob Gillon hauls on the rope as the flag is hoisted. CU Good studies of miners in their working clothes. CU a board outside the colliery which says "This colliery is now managed by the National Coal Board on behalf of the people". LS Miners filing into the colliery.

    Glentress Camp, Pebbles.

    Ex-servicemen are taught a new trade - Forestry.

    LS the classroom, back view of pupils looking towards instructor who is pointing to a diagram on the blackboard. CU the teacher pointing to the diagram which illustrates the nourishment of a plant. MS CU the men learn about fir cones at desk. MS CU digging holes and planting seeds. MS LS. Felling pine trees with saws and axes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:22:00 / 01:53:33:00
    47/4 (Scottish Special)

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