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Title: [WEIR'S AWEIGH 'ERISKAY' (LONG VERSION)]
Reference number: T2307
Running time: 26.02 mins
Tom Weir presents an overview of the Isle of Eriskay, its history and current position in 1978.
See also ref. 2320
Shotlist: No credits. Landscape, slow pan Eriskay coastline (0.37) Tom Weir standing on shore, turns and talks to camera about where Bonnie Prince Charlie first (mistakenly) landed on Scottish soil (1.36) croft with thatched roof (1.50) view of coastline (1.58) Weir on shore, view of sea (2.47) Weir climbing rocks (3.06) washing on line outside house (3.22) Weir talks of infamous Hebrides buyer Col. John Gordon of Clooney, gvs cottages, landscape (4.05) small harbour, boat on shore (4.14) c/u creels, small boats in harbour (4.28) small cottages, church in b/ground, Weir walks past in f/ground, pan landscape around small harbour (4.55) Weir walks into shot with 75 year old Donald MacInnes, who has lived on Eriskay all his life (5.08) ext., harbour, talking head Donald MacInnes about standard of living changes and herring fishing dependency (7.28) boy walking past with pony (7.51) family collecting peat in baskets either side of pony (8.05) talking head Donald MacInnes (9.00) gvs a few fishing boats that remain (10.00) talking head Donald MacInnes (10.12) small road by houses, Weir and MacInnes walk past (10.49) Michael Mackinnon on fishing boat, with a baby and five other children, talking about fishing and how he would not encourage his own son to become a fisherman. Children climbing over moored boats to harbour, Tom Weir helps children up ladder and family board Land Rover (15.29) gvs int. chapel (16.12) ext. chapel (16.22) houses by track (16.29) ext. church, bell, pan down to door and people entering, gvs surroundings (16.47) elderly man walking past and into church, more people arrive (17.04) man ringing external bell, Tom Weir arrives (17.21) talking head bellringer Donald MacInnes about how bell was found in Scapa Flow and had been under water for fifty years (18.02) people arriving, bell (18.24) landscape, Tom Weir talking to camera, Isle of Calvay in b/ground about its its 'Whisky Galore' connection (19.56) he walks off camera (19.58) small boat approaching jetty (20.28) talking head Father John Archie MacNeill, the priest on Eriskay about people leaving island and empty houses and crofts (24.33) sail, yacht with Tom Weir talking to camera as he departs (26.02)
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