• Short Summary

    People of South Uist protest against new rocket range the Government is building there.

  • Description

    South Uist, Hebrides, Scotland.

    GV. Benbecula aerodrome with the name board in foreground and aeroplane in background. GV. Crane loading sand onto lorry at airfield. GV. Hut under construction for RAF (Royal Air Force) personnel. SCU. Men putting in windows on RAF hut. GV. Pan down to RAF huts. Pan down to men unloading beds from a lorry into RAF quarters. GV. Open countryside with a few houses at South Uist, & GV. Part of sea and sheep in picture. SV. Sheep with a lamb and the sea in the background. They stop and look at us. LS. A croft, & SV. With woman at doorway. CU. Old woman crofter. GV. Open country, part of the proposed range. GV. From land out over the sea where the rockets will go. LV. Guided missile on the ground ready for firing at Patrick Airforce Place, Florida. Missile is called the "Snark." GV. The rocket fires and starts to leave the ground, camera follows it as it takes off. LV. Pan, a line of men digging. The side of the main North-South Road - they are digging holes for the laying of water pipes. Pan to roadway. SV. Other men working on the side of road. SV. Small building marked "Bank of Scotland". LV. On roadside, shrine. CU. Statue of the Virgin Mary holding Holy baby inside shrine. LV. Meeting taking place at the house of Father Morrison. Interior, crofters and priest. Meeting is for objection to the proposed rocket range. CU. Crofter representative. SCU. Father Morrison taking to the crofters, sitting on his right is Mr Neil Mackinnon, solicitor, making notes. Pan down to solicitor making notes. CU. Father Morrison talking. GV. Morrison's church and house attached to each other, crofters walking away after meeting. GV. Construction going on on new jetty at Loch Carnan. TV. Large tub of concrete having been lowered by crane, concrete is dropping out for spreading. Construction crew are RAF men. This will be doubled by the civilian contractors when they move in. CU. Man looking through theodolite. SV. Man spreading concrete with shovel. GV. Part of pretty countryside at Uist with sheep in foreground. LV. Pretty scene, man riding white horse along road and another horse walks alongside. House in background.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene G)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:41:00 / 01:11:16:00

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