Full record for 'AUCHTERTURRA'

A good luck message to Willie Miller and the Aberdeen football team from Jocky Gillanders, played by Stephen Robertson of ‘Scotland the What?’ (clip) [74959085]

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  • Aberdeen


  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Sporting activities


  • Amateur
  • Comedy


  • Group 5 / Clansman Films


  • 1980s


Reference number: 4216

Date: 1982

Production company: [attributed to Group 5]

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: 2.57 mins

Description: Comic performance by one the characters from 'Scotland the What?'. An Aberdeen football fan addresses a humorous good luck message to his team, on behalf of the fictitious village of Auchterturra. Expresses his unhappiness at being unable to be at the match himself.

Scotland the What? archive is held by the University of Aberdeen.
http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb231-ms3437 [last accessed 28/11/2014]

Shotlist: gvs Dons fan (Aberdeen Football club) played by Steve Robertson who was part of the 'Scotland the What' comedy trio, dressed in dungarees and holding a shovel (farmer), wishing his team well for the match (he was the fan who threw the ball back to Willie Miller at the game against Partick Thistle at Pittodrie in 1976) - he sends good luck messages from the whole fictitious village of Auchterturra; brief shot of Aberdeen footballer Gordon Strachan (1.22) -blank- (1.41) repeat of same (2.57)

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