Political and consumer promotional film for the Co-operative Movement. Some say the Co-op movement started in Ayrshire near Glasgow. The Co, a network of co-operative stores was fundamental in Glasgow life for over a century.
Ref No: 0622
Original Format: 16mm
Sponsor: sp. SCWS
Production Company: p.c. Orion Productions
Credits: p. G O’Connell, G Burger
Additional Information: In the form of a travelogue, the role of the Co-op is discussed, and includes shots inside an SCWS factory producing coffee essence and jelly.
A companion film to ACHIEVEMENT ref. 0608.
For further information see
The British Co-operative Movement Film Catalogue compiled and edited by Alan Burton 1997.
Credits (.25); Shot of sheepfarmer watching small overhead plane (.41); Shot inside cockpit. Pilot and passenger on sight-seeing trip around Scotland by air. They pass over Berwick and give potted history (2.49); Aerial shots of Melrose Abbey and short history (4.17); North Berwick and section on golf (6.01); Aerial views of Edinburgh and shots of the castle and Princes Street. Landmarks and general street scenes (7.38); Shots of Comrie Pit (8.21); Aerial shots of Dundee and in the shopping centre with tram in the background. Pilot talks about new and traditional industries (9.50); Aerial views of Highland scenery and exteriors of some very picturesque cottages and a shot of a woman cutting peat. The pilot talks about forestry, including a shot of a 2000 year old yew tree (12.07); Aerial shots of hydro-electric power station being built at Loch Sloy (14.28); Pilot talks about transport, illustrated with shots of Highland airfield, steam engines and ferries (15.43); Aerial shots of Renfrew Airport and general views of Clydeside (16.28); Aerial shots of John Brown’s shipyard and Dumbarton Rock (18.17); Shots of Prestwick Airport from the air (18.50); Shots of Culzean Castle (19.04); Aerial shots of Ayr, Robert Burns’ cottage, the original Brigadoon (Tam O’Shanter) and the Burns Monument. Mention of Fenwick Weavers who started the first authentic co-operation experiment (21.50); Pilot returns to Prestwick where he and his passenger go home for tea. The Co-op is favourably discussed and intercut with factory scenes of making coffee essence and packing salt and jelly (28.15); Buy Co-operative Products (28.24); ecs (28.32)