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Men quarry the rock with hand chisels and “gentle gunpowder” to break it into 100 pound (45 kilo) lumps to be transformed into curling stones. (clip) 
Simplicity of life on the Ailsa Craig, showing the bird life, delivery of supplies by boat from the mainland and milking the goat. (clip) 
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Shaping, polishing and finishing in the factory at Mauchline, Ayrshire. (clip) 
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Title: PADDY'S MILESTONE
Reference number: 0916
Director: d. J. Blake Dalrymple
Sponsor: Andrew Kay and Company, Mauchline
Production company: Elder Dalrymple Productions
Running time: 31.24 mins
Description: Ailsa Craig or "Paddy's Milestone" as the source of rock for the manufacture of curling stones.
ph. J. Blake Dalrymple
comm. s . Peter Watson
cam. ass. J.S. Gillespie
Shotlist: Title and Credits [Beginning missing] Animated sketches of a prehistoric forest. (1.04); Volcanoes (1.12); Stormy seas around rocky coastline (1.39); Shots of Ailsa Craig or "Paddy's Milestone" on the horizon (1.56); Visitor rows from yacht to island (2.32); He lands at a small beach. Pan round to steep rock face (2.55); Seabirds on rocky ledges (3.13); Long shot of lighthouse (3.16); Shots of goats belonging to the island tenant, Jimmy Girvan (3.40); Shots of three kittens (3.46); Woman milks the goats (4.03); The visitor is directed from tenant's farm buildings to castle (4.45); Exterior and interior shots of the castle (5.45); Shots of seabirds and eggs on rock face, intercut with shots of the visitor climbing the rock face to take photographs (10.20); Shots of the tenant's cottage and more shots of his goats (10.35); Long shot of lighthouse and heavy seas (10.50); Shot from supply boat approaching island in rough weather (11.02); The tenants await the arrival of the boat (11.13); Ship arrives at pier, sea now calm, and boxes and crates are unloaded (12.35); Supplies are then loaded into small wagon and pushed on rails up the island (13.00); Men quarry Ailsa rock for curling stones. Rough hewn stones are loaded into wagon and pushed on rails down to the sea (15.38); They are taken by rowing boat to the larger ship for transport to the mainland (16.37); Shots as storm gathers (17.06); Men continue to load the boat in worsening conditions (18.25); The loaded boat leaves for the mainland (18.32); Stones are unloaded at Girvan harbour. (18.47); From the yard they are taken to the factory at Mauchline (19.10); Man shapes the stones more accurately by hand (19.34); A series of machine lathes smooth the stone (20.25); Stones are then finished and polished by hand. Shots of stack of the finished stones (23.48); The handles are fitted to the curling stones (24.10); Shots of snow (24.22); Shots of hundreds of curlers on frozen pond at Carsbreck in Stirlingshire in the late 1930s (25.16); Shots of a busy indoor curling rink (25.37); Curling match between Ayr and Girvan. (31.00); Shots of "Paddy's Milestone" on the horizon (31.22); ecs (31.24)
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