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Places:

  • Ross-shire

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • NAIRN, James S.

Decade:

  • 1930s

Title: [TAIN CARNIVAL 1937]

Reference number: 0883

Date: 1937

Director: [filmed by James S. Nairn]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.25 mins

Description: The procession and festivities of the Tain Carnival; the Carnival Queen is crowned, and awards prizes for fancy dress.

Shotlist: [no credits] Shots of soldiers collecting envelopes [prizes?] from the Carnival Queen (0.15); Carnival procession. Shots of people and cars. Shots of the procession itself, decorated cars, people wearing fancy dress and a pipe band, seen both in city streets and in a park; floats include "McPhee's Weekend" and "Tain Fire Brigade" (2.18); In town, the Carnival Queen alights from her carriage with her page-boys. (2.31 2.33); Shots of the crowds (2.39); Children and adults are presented to the Carnival Queen, to receive an envelope or parcel; [fancy dress includes man dressed as Shirley Temple]. The Carnival Queen is presented with a gift in a jeweller's box (3.21); Tain Carnival 1937. Tain Carnival. Crowning of Carnival Queen, Marion Watson, by Mrs. William Fraser. Shots of coronation procession. Queen and entourage assemble on stage in front of a large unid. building [Tolbooth?] (4.59); Brief shot of provost giving speech (5.04); The Carnival Queen and attendants climb into open-topped carriage (5.23); Shot of pipe band marching along street in front of the "royal" coach. Shots of the remainder of the procession (6.08); group shot Carnival with her attendants; shots of crowds (6.41); Another view of the park and the procession moving out (8.00); Shot of skit with man wearing nicky tams chasing a panto cow, watched by crowds outside the Royal Hotel (8.15); More scenes of various people being presented with envelopes and parcels; crowd shots (9.19); Shot of the Tolbooth, decorated with flags (9.25)

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