Made after Glasgow had already lost the battle with government - the city is being drastically reduced, in the name of improvement. Remarkable for mixed messages from the Corporation - yes, we’ll loose population but we’ll carry out the high population density redevelopment in the Schemes and Multis that we planned when we fought to keep our population numbers up.
Credits. Photos of various Saltire and Festival of Britain award plaques (.33); Aerials of Glasgow, including Princes and Queen’s Dock (1.10); Glasgow University, Kelvingrove Museum, River Kelvin and shipyards. Docks. Woodlands area of Glasgow, Park Circus and smart tenements (2.40); Poorer tenements on the south side of the city. Back courts, rubbish in streets, children playing, etc. (4.00); Family at tea in single room flat in the Gorbals (parents, daughter and son-in-law, two children and the lodger). Farewell meal before the family move out of the close after fifty years (6.20); Demolition of tenements (6.50); Corporation Housing Committee in session (7.33); Interwar housing in Mosspark and Knightswood (8.40); The Gorbals parents move into old people’s cottage homes (award winning Festival of Britain development) (9.30); The Gorbals lodger in her new flat (10.34); The young Gorbals parents and family in their new home in Mossheights multi storey (11.41); Construction of the new town in East Kilbride (12.12); Aerial views of Glasgow’s peripheral estates, probably Castlemilk and Easterhouse (12.54); Construction of homes in peripheral estate (13.00); New school (13.22); Crookston Castle (13.50);  Queen Elizabeth visiting old tenement flat in the Gorbals. She watches demolition of vacated tenememnts. Shot of new flats, possibly at Fyvie Avenue (Festival of Britain award site). General views of new housing all around the city (16.42); Multi storeys at Royston (16.50); Aerial views (17.05);  Queen Elizabeth unveils foundation stone (probably Basil Spence’s Queen Elizabeth Square, Hutchesontown) (17.37); General views as two children walk home through old tenement areas to their new flat after watching the Queen (18.18); Shots of award plaques (18.30); ecs (19.25)