Full record for 'CITY OF GLASGOW'

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  • Glasgow


  • Arts and crafts
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Ships and shipping
  • Transport
  • Water and waterways


  • Educational
  • Women film makers


  • 1960s


Reference number: 0986

Date: 1962

Director: filmed by Louise Annand

Sponsor: Educational Films of Scotland

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.42 mins

Description: An overview of the city of Glasgow, showing its buildings, industries, colleges, parks and football clubs.

Credits: Titled by David Fleck

Shotlist: Credits (.10); This is the centre of modern Glasgow. Shots of George Square (.32); The ancient heart of Glasgow is nearer the old ford over the River Clyde. View over Glasgow from the Gorbals' skyscrapers (.52); Shots of Glasgow Cross (1.12); The old fruit market (1.25); Brief shots of Daily Express building, the Cathedral, the Necropolis, and the Royal Infirmary (1.54); The river is one reason for Glasgow's expansion and prosperity. Shots of the Clyde at Dalmarnock power station (2.05); Shot of Bill Parsonage's boatyard with half-built flats in the Gorbals in the background (2.10); Shots of rowing club, the "Carrick", Custom House, iron ore terminal, Yorkhill Quay, and ferries (2.49); Ease of communication in all directions helps trade. Map of central Scotland (3.04); All kinds of industries have grown up here. Shots of Colvilles steel works (3.13); Various shipyards with brief shot of William Beardmore's premises at Parkhead (3.33); Some curious waste places are left in the city. Although there are many fine buildings. Shots of children playing beside canal (3.47); Shots of Forth and Clyde canal and surrounding area (4.22); Shots of Glasgow slums (4.30); Brief shots of Blythswood Square, Park Circus and view over the south-side (4.44); The city continually rebuilds and expands. Shots of various buildings including the College of Building and Printing (5.20); Children playing in swing park (5.25); There is every opportunity for education, culture and recreation. Shots of the University of Glasgow, and students (5.56); Glasgow School of Art, the College of Science and Technology, Agricultural College, Scottish German Centre, and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (6.27); Shots of various games being played in Kelvingrove Park (6.52); Shots of Glasgow Green (7.10); The exteriors of Rangers' and Celtic's football clubs (7.15); Football match being played at Ibrox stadium (7.20); Exteriors of the Citizens Theatre, the Palace Bingo, Glasgow Concert Hall and the Plaza Ballroom (7.39); A parade through Glasgow (8.03); Various shots of Glasgow Green and Kelvingrove Park (8.37) ecs (8.42)

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