A really curious, sad, heavy, arty, a bit sentimental and fairly unexpected think piece on emigration, longing and Scotland from Grampian TV. This very moving TV programme - starts at the departure, at Greenock docks, of a migrant ship and moves on to the cover the historical and social landscape of Scotland and what it means to leave behind the country of your birth.
Credits. [Greenock?] Scenes of farewell at quayside as passengers leave their loved ones and take small steamer out to large passenger liner,
Empress of England anchored off-shore (1.10); Shots of passengers boarding liner (1.24); Anchor lifted, the ship sails off, streamers billowing from upper decks (1.33); A passenger looks landwards (1.38); Ship sails out of sea with shots of passengers on deck and shots of those they left behind (2.34); Old Scots song over general shots of Scottish scenery (4.24); Second song over shots of waves breaking on rocky shore and shots of a few houses on cliff top (6.40); A young boy perched on a cliff top looking out to sea (7.03); Third song over shots of horse-drawn plough turning over top soil in field (8.20); Corn stooks are gathered and taken by horse and cart to large haystacks (9.00); Shots of dilapidated sea jetty (9.25); Fourth song to shots of fishermen hauling in nets and sorting catch on deck (10.53); Shots of derelict and ruined cottages (11.52); Old men on bench by roadside (12.05); Shots taken at night of burning cottage (12.51); Fifth song over shots of tearful farewells on quayside at Greenock (15.36); Zoom out from steamer making its way out to ocean liner (15.54); Picturesque shots of Scottish scenery (16.33); Interior shots in steel mill (16.57); Children playing in back courts of city tenements and singing traditional songs and verses (19.54); Tenement buildings on canal bank and shots of filthy canal water (20.36); Picturesque shots around Scotland intercut with city children in back courts (22.35); Derelict cottage (23.16); Windswept moorland and beach (24.21); ecs (26.50)