• Short Summary

    Travelogue highlighting the beauty of Scotland - its countryside, traditions and people.

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    Scottish Travelogue - reel 1. Devised and arranged by Walter Anthony. Photography: Frank Bundy. Sound Recording: G.W. Adams. Film Supervision: A.C. Hammond. Singer and Commentator: Tom Kinniburgh. Musical setting by: Idris Lewis. Played by Pathe Orchestra and the Pipers of the Scots Guards.

    C/U of graphic map of Scotland. Robert Burns is mentioned. Various towns are marked on the map - places where "Great Scotsmen" were born. Various shots of Scottish landscapes with what I presume are hanging posts. Roman wall separating England from Scotland. C/U of signs over a "Marriage Room" in Gretna Green. It states that over 10,000 marriages have been performed there. Narrator states: "Think of it, 10,000 battles begun here." Various shots of the Blacksmith outside the famous Blacksmith Shop and Marriage Room. Picturesque Scottish landscape. Robert Burns song accompanies shots of the Scottish countryside. Waterfalls, fields, rivers, water mills, etc. Devil's Beef Tub is visited. High angle shot of tourists looking at the views. Low angle shot of Edinburgh Castle. Various shots of the city. King Arthur is mentioned - Arthur's Seat, the Royal Mile, Palace of Holyrood (?), Bathhouse, John Knox's house, Parliament Square, shops, Advocates Close. C/Us of Scottish women in shawls. Various shots of housing in Scotland - poor tenements. A child swings on a rope attached to a lamppost. Soldiers march in front of Edinburgh Castle. Various shots of soldiers in kilts marching around the Castle grounds. Bagpipes on the soundtrack. Soldiers march through archway carrying rifles.

    Kings Bastion - ancient cannons. C/U of Rolling Meg. Various shots of the castle ramparts and views below. Scottish history is recounted on the soundtrack. Scotland's tribute to those lost to war. Interior of chapel - a bronze casket with the rolls of the dead. Princes Street - Sir Walter Scott's monument, monument to Nelson. Gun being fired to announce that it is one o'clock. Various shots of the Firth of Forth bridge. Shot from the top of the bridge looking down its structure. Men walk along the iron girders. they are the painters of the bridge. Shots of train passing over the bridge including one from the top of the bridge looking down. See reel 2.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:09:27:00

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