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  • NAIRN, James S.


  • 1950s


Reference number: 1443

Date: 1953

Director: [filmed by James S. Nairn]

Sponsor: [ Caledonian Associated Cinemas]

Sound: mute

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.33 mins

Description: The Tree Planting ceremony by Lossiemouth local dignitaries, including the Laird of Pitgavney and the Provost Dean.

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Credits: A Regal Production

Shotlist: No credits; Shots of harbour at Lossiemouth. Fishing boats tied up at quay (0.16); Fishing boat "Guide On" enters harbour and unloads catch (0.41); School children file in pairs to playing fields (0.54); Shots of tree planting ceremony at playing fields. Provost Dean of Lossiemouth gives speech. General views of spectators (1.19); The first tree is ceremonially planted by Mrs Dean. Brief shots of the following, each planting a tree:- Mr Lindsay, Director of Education, Mr Kellas, local farmer, Mrs Manson, councillor's wife, Mrs Thomson, Burgh Surveyor's wife, Mrs Bruce for Lossiemouth Old Age Pensioners (2.02); Shots of the exterior of the Town House, Castle Street, Inverness. Men on rooftop (2.15); Shots below as people gather in street. Exterior ladder reaches up facade of the building. Chimney is pushed off roof down to sandpit below (2.47); Contractors begin to clear away chunks of masonry (3.44); General views as Provost Dean makes a speech. shots of audience, crowd gathered by church; (4.33); Robert Wotherspoon, chairman of CAC, makes speech (4.40); Presentation of flowers to Mrs Wotherspoon. Robert Wotherspoon plants a tree (4.55); Brief shots of the following, also planting trees: a Scout and a Guide, Captain Dunbar, Laird of Pitgavney, Commander Perks, RN (of local Fleet Air Arm Station at Lossiemouth), A representative of the Town's Women's Guild, (5.59) Mr Finlayson for Ratepayers' Association, various youngsters for youth organisations, Scouts, Cadets, Guides, Boys Brigade, etc. (7.55) boys from the Regal Cinema Club and several schoolchildren (8.55); Another address by Provost Dean as members of Lodge Pitgavney Free-masons, in regalia, plant a tree (9.37); General views of spectators as the ceremony finishes. General views of the square (10.31) In the square trees were planted by Provost Dean, Ex-Provost Cormack, Mr Wotherspoon, Commander Perks, RN, and Laird of Pitgavney, Captain Dunbar ecs (10.57)

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