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Title: SOLWAY COUNTIES, the
Reference number: 1792
Date: 1955 / 1958c
Sponsor: Joint Production Committee of SEFA and SFC
Production company: Thames and Clyde Film Co.
Running time: 12.22 mins
A survey of three Solway Counties-Wigtown, Kirkcudbright and Dumfries. Farm work, forestry work, factory work and the industries of these counties are highlighted.
File containing correspondence and scripts. Teaching Notes.
ph. Stanley Russell
educational adviser B. F. O. Harris (M.A.)
Shotlist: Credits (.08); Map of the area (.27); The Northern hills support sheep farmers and forestry workers. General views of a sheep farmer and his flock. General views of sheep dipping (1.14); Brief shot of forest (1.35); Forestry workers scything the young trees (1.51); Cattle and crops are raised in the milder dales and southern lowlands. General views of countryside and herds of cattle (2.20); General views of harvesting (2.35); Gathering potatoes in the Rhinns on 6 July. General views of activities on the farm (3.04); General views of Wigtown cattle show (3.19); Farms and forests supply raw materials for local factories. General views of milk production, shots of dairy products being made (4.49); Brief shot of interior of a grocery shop (4.54); Shot inside Langholm tweed mill, James Scott & Co (5.22); Shots inside Wolsely glove manufacturers' factory (5.57); General views sausage making at Thornhill (6.11); General views of timber yard (6.34); Many other goods are manufactured. Interior and exterior shots of ICI showing manufacture of "Adril", a synthetic fibre (7.11); Shot of women examining material (7.26); Cochrane company and the manufacture of boilers (7.51); Workforce at Cree Mills modelling scarves (8.06); Exterior North British Rubber Company's factory. Examples of shoes made (8.22); There are a few miners and quarry-men. Fauldhead Colliery, Kirkconnel. Shots of miners (8.49); Views of granite quarry work at Creetown and sandstone work at Locharbriggs (9.25); Most people live in the southern area. Views of Dumfries town centre (9.45); General views of Glencaple (10.06); Brief shot of net fishing (10.14); Brief shot of Stranraer's High Street (10.21); General views Stranraer-Larne ferry (10.37); View of Silver City Air Ferry aircraft at Castle Kennedy airport. Car being loaded into belly of aircraft (11.03); Brief shot Annan Main Street (11.14); General views Castle Douglas cattle market (11.39); Shots of artist painting in Kirkcudbright High Street (Miles Johnstone local artist) (11.57); Now find out more about the Solway Counties for yourself. ecs (12.22)
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