Edinburgh’s new town - a historical precedent for comprehensive redevelopment - except that at that time the social engineering excluded all but the most wealthy of Edinburgh’s establishment.
Sponsor: sp. Films of Scotland, Corporation of Edinburgh and Scottish Arts Council
Production Company: p.c. Campbell Harper Films
Credits: ph. Mark Littlewood ass. Allan Armstrong sd. rec. Brian Henniker p. Alan Harper narr. Tom Fleming sc. & comm. Colin McWilliam m. arr. & cond. Eric Roberts played by the Pro Arte Orchestra of Edinburgh
Additional Information: Edinburgh New Town’s buildings, gardens and monuments. Produced to commemorate the bi-centenary of Craig’s Plan for the first New Town of Edinburgh, 1767.
Reel 1 credits (.20) pan Edinburgh skyline (1.18) gvs Whitehorse Close (1.29) model and drawings of city (2.17) gvs buildings and vennels (3.00) shots of torchlight procession (3.17) drawing of Lord Provost George Drummond and James Craig and historical drawings of city (4.21) gvs Thistle Court [where foundation stone of the first house laid] (4.38) New Town houses in St. Andrew’s Square and views of George Street, shots of Sir Walter Scott’s house, St. George’s Church in Charlotte Square and int. shots of Lord Bute’s House (8.30) Reel 2 int. antique shop in Thistle Street and shots of shop signs in Rose St. and Thistle St., and ext. houses in Hill St. (.39) shots of Abercrombie Place with gardens, St. Stephen’s Church, Great King St., Drummond Pl. (1.58) the Water of Leith and St. Bernard’s Well (2.35) Dean village and the Dean bridge (2.53) Ann Street and shots of people dressed in historical costume, arriving at a house by horse and carriage (4.34) Darnaway St., Heriot Row, Abercrombie Place and Moray Place (6.18) Dean valley (6.41) Leopold Place, Royal Terrace (7.22) views of Calton Hill (8.23) Reel 3 gvs Waterloo Place (.24) shot of Register House and monument to David Hume in Calton burial ground, shot of Robert Adam entrance to Edinburgh University (1.05) shot of Thomas Hamilton’s Royal High School (1.48) gvs monuments and ext. Physician’s Hall in Queen Street (2.26) shot of National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy (2.48) views Princes Street with traffic (3.21) shots of demolition of buildings (3.42) gvs Princes St. and Gardens, (3.54) ext. buildings and shops and traffic on Princes St. (5.19) gvs high rise flats and new housing and student halls of residence at Holyrood Park (6.21) pan views of city and Castle (6.40) This film is currently available to view on the Archive premises, subject to technical inspection and copyright considerations. Contact the Archive to find out more. This title has been transferred to broadcast standard video master. Contact the Archive to find out more.
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