• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    Scottish Travelogue - reel 2. We see the engine driver's view as the train crosses the Firth of Forth bridge. Shots of the girders overhead. Narrator talks of a superstition whereby wishes written on pieces of paper are wrapped around a coin and thrown from the train. If the coin should land in the water the wish will come true. M/S of a man on the bridge picking up a paper covered coin and unwrapping the paper. C/U of the wish which reads: "I hope my next will be a boy." C/U of the man laughing and walking away. Engine driver's view continues. Another bridge (in Stirling?). Stirling Castle is seen in the distance. Various shots of the Castle and gardens. Greyfriars church. Royal Palace. Loch ? Castle where Queen Mary escaped in a rowing boat. Edinburgh Castle. Scottish Highland regiment (?) perform sentry duty. Balmoral Castle. View from the castle. C/U of a coin bearing Queen Victoria's head.

    Statue of Peter Pan. Child strokes a rabbit which forms part of the statue. Exterior of the birthplace of J.M. Barrie. The house he immortalised in his books is also shown. Aberdeen docks. Various boats, narrator talks of the fishing trade. High angle shot of street corner. Man stands begging on the corner. Cumberland House - now a home for beggars. Some of the men play golf in the courtyard of the house, the "kitty" is an old watering can. A group of men watch an old man and a young man play in front of their broken down "club house". C/U of the old man as he takes a shot. C/U of man in flat cap smoking, various shots of the men cheering as the old man walks off with the winnings. A couple walk gingerly along some rocks beside a river. C/U of a fishing reel. Various shots a man's hands as he reels in a fish. L/S of Invercall (?) bridge. Robert Louis Stevenson walked here when writing Treasure Island. Various shots of the river Dee and jumping salmon - seen in slow motion. Various shots of the Pass of Killicrankie. Various shots of quaint crofts . Man at work peat cutting. Bonnie Prince Charlie is spoken of. Landscape shots accompanied by a traditional Scottish song on the soundtrack. Eilean Donan Castle. Various shots of the village of Inverary. Stereotypical Scottish character scratches his back on a tree trunk whilst narrator recites a poem about oatmeal and haggis causing the itching. C/U of a bust of Robert Burns and of his homes. End section seems to be missing - only soundtrack - The Song 'Loch Lomond'.

    Please note that the date entered is not correct and has been kept in for databasing reasons.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:17:00 / 01:10:39:00

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