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From Scotland with Love, Documentary, 2014 IMDB

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dsl SX

2014-07-07 23:28

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Superb compilation of Scottish archive film prepared ahead of 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b047lx52 - due for UK broadcast on BBC4 Sun 13 Jul 2014 21:00 and Thu 17 Jul 2014 01:00, followed by DVD release.
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(view from Wideford Hill on Orkney looking SE to Scapa Bay - Kirkwall is off screen to left - I was there last week) - King Creosote's music usually leaves me lukewarm, but this soundtrack is very effective and possibly his best stuff yet.

As usual with these compilations it recycles footage from a huge selection of sources, some of which may already be entries here (eg Life In The Orkneys), but is very well selected and mixed together and full of references - I'm now on my 4th viewing and still finding stuff. Lots of boats, trains, trams, people making things (ships, stockings, rifles, linoleum, whisky, mint humbugs and whatever else), people enjoying themselves (seaside, holidays, funfairs), people working hard (farming, peat-cutting, fishing, schools), people protesting and so on. No Scottish cliches, a good sense of humour, and lots of insights - I began to realise how much up until the 50s the home was just a place where people only really ate and slept - fun and entertainment were things done outside with your friends in pubs and dances and picnics and stupid beach competitions. Now the home is the hub of everything. Every so often something really poignant gets thrown in (wars, deserted crofts, emigrations) to jolt the mood back - one of the most powerful was a blink-and-miss-it moment in a sequence of kids running round and splashing on beaches on Arran:
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with a polio girl unable to join in.

Very highly recommended for anyone interested in Scotland, and worth watching more than once.
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kudos SX

2014-07-08 02:07

Excellent contribution! :king:

dsl SX

2014-07-08 03:42

Thanks - I thought it would be fun ....

dsl SX

2014-07-08 18:40

Assorted small backgrounds:

Standard 10
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mystery car
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Velox/Cresta [E]??
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Other stuff:

Partick street down to shipyards on Clyde
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- Gardner St - compare /vehicle_571279-Volvo-244-1979.html , /vehicle.php?id=784784 and /vehicle_539436-MINI-Cooper-R56-2007.html . Officially recognised as Glasgow's steepest hill

Forth car ferry before Forth road bridge - landed at Queensferry
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People, faces and a cake
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Rare Wurzels concert footage for ingo:
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dsl SX

2014-07-08 18:48

For rjluna

school playground road safety lessons (reused from 1938 film - /movie_2002824-The-Children-s-Story.html )
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- probably Glasgow as I guess t-lights would be very rare anywhere else at the time

Light bulb factory - no clues where or when, but colour film so 1960s+ likely:
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dsl SX

2014-07-08 19:06

Planes for impdb:

WW2 dogfight footage
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- white one in 2nd thumb has Japanese sun logo

Early 1960s (approx) BEA landing at Barra's Traigh Mhor beach airstrip - can only be used at low tide (could be same plane as below???)
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1970s (approx) BEA Scottish Airways landing at Barra's Traigh Mhor beach airstrip - the cattle have to be chased away first - /vehicle_719594-Bedford-RL-1957.html . G-ANXB is De Havilland 114 Heron 1B, c/n 14048.
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Edit: 1970s Barra footage reused from this 1973 film.

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Corkeyandpals US

2014-10-16 02:22

Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=From_Scotland_with_Love

dsl SX

2018-01-21 01:23

dsl wrote Assorted small backgrounds: tipper
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Reused from here.

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