New Scotland same old orthodoxy.
An educational film made in the mid 1960s pushes the, by then, accepted line - tackling the problems of the past means weakening the city of Glasgow, creaming off skilled workers and exporting jobs, factories and wealth to extra-subsidised new towns.
Original Format: 16mm Sponsor: sp. Educational Films of Scotland Production Company: p.c. Thames and Clyde
Credits: [p. ass. Bill Forsyth]
Additional Information: Following the 1964 economic survey of Scotland, the demolition of old property and the construction of new towns and new industries.
File containing correspondence and script Teaching notes.
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digger at work clearing earth and shots of tenement buildings being demolished (1.37) construction workers on new high rise flats (2.06) ext. of buildings old and new including high rise flats in Glasgow (2.49) ext. of college of building and printing in Glasgow (3.04) aerial pan of Glasgow showing its bridges over the Clyde (3.24) pan of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens with l/s of Princes Street (3.44) brief shot of street in Edinburgh New Town (3.51) ext. shots of Edinburgh University’s David Hume building in George Square (4.09) shots of streets and shopping centre in East Kilbride (4.44) ext. shots of modern churches (4.53) shot of primary school children coming out of school (5.03) gvs industrial estate (5.30) brief shot of woman working on making of a clock (5.48) ints. workshop floor in engineering company (6.20) shots of men working on shipbuilding and design (6.59) shot of graving dock at Greenock (7.15) brief c/u of welder and shot of pre-fabricated sheets for shipbuilding (7.32) ext. shots of Gartcosh Ravenscraig steel strip mill (7.50) int. shots of sheet of steel being pressed (8.32) brief shot of Hillman Imps in Linwood car factory (8.40) ext. of Rootes factory and more shots of newly manufactured Hillman Imps (9.32) ints of truck and tractor manufacture at BMC Limited in Bathgate (10.39) shots of farm machinery at work (11.12) shots of construction site of Corpach pulp and paper mill (12.20) shots of Hunterston atomic power station (12.38) shots of Chapelcross atomic power station (12.45) shots of BP refinery at Grangemouth (13.35) shot of dual carriageway (13.48) earth moving machinery working on new road works (14.26) shot of new road (14.47) shots of derelict railway stations and branch lines (14.58) shot of steam and diesel train pulling out of station at same time (15.07) shots of diesel trains (15.22) shots of diesel trains at Queen Street and Central Station in Glasgow (15.36) traffic driving into and through Clyde Tunnel (16.24) l/s Forth Rail and Road Bridges (17.04) shots of traffic driving through tolls on Forth Road Bridge [possibly on first day of opening] (17.35) shot of snow covered road in Cairngorms (18.00) skiers on chairlift in Cairngorms (18.20) people pony trekking (18.49) water skiing on Black Loch, Lanarkshire (19.27) gvs mountains in Glencoe (20.00)