Film ID:
NEFA 21553

CUMBRIA, ULLAPOOL & CORNWALL

1979-1980

Visitor Tabs

Description

Film maker Ronald Pringle presents more film of holidays and excursions in Scotland, north west and south west England.

The film opens with shots of the harbour at Ullapool(?) taken during a holiday from 31 May to 7 June 1980. Shots follow of the ferry terminal at Kylesku and general views of fishing boats in the harbour.

The film cuts to highland cattle on moorland, a woman stands nearby, then cuts to coastal cliffs and a view out to sea at Red Point near Ullapool.

General views follow of a mountain road in heavy mist. The film cuts to a road sign which reads Bealach na Bà and is a historic pass through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula, in Wester Ross.

A capsized trawler captured on film is beached on a sand bank, followed by more views of mist and mountains.

A ferry approaches the landing stage at Kylescu(?). General views follow of moorland, mountain roads and peat cutting. Other views views show a small hamlet in the highlands and a coastal village.

Film cuts to Cumbria and the 1979 Steam Gathering. A sign near an entrance advertises the 'Westmoreland County Show, Kendal, Thursday September 13th'.

Film cuts to shots in Cumbria at a 1979 Steam Gathering. A sign near the entrance advertises 'Westmoreland County Show, Kendal, Thursday September 13th'. Footage follows of a brightly painted Merry-Go-Round, then general views of traction engines great and small, fair organs, steam lorries and vintage tractors.

General views follow of a forest and an osprey's nesting site at an RSPB reserve. A pier introduces the RSPB reserve of Handa Island off the west coast of Sutherland. Shots of a car park on the reserve and also a notice board which has displayed a plan of the island.

General shots follow of sea and islands including the Summer Isles lying the mouth of Loch Broom. More general views follow of cloud tipped mountains, then to a memorial to commandos who trained at Spean Bridge and other Scottish locations during the second world war.

A view from a distance shows a BBC film unit at Glen Coe.

A 'puffer' [a small cargo ship that served in the waters around the Scottish islands] is getting repainted at Tighnabruaich, before setting sail on open water [date 25 June 1980].

General views show a river in flood at Dunoon on the Firth of Clyde to the south of Holy Loch and to the west of Gourock (dated 25 June 1980).

The film cuts to a domestic garden battered by high winds.

Footage follows of a holiday in Cornwall 13-20 September 1980. Surfers show off their skills at Newquay. General views show quaint streets and paths in and around Fowey.

A shot of a boat in Fowey harbour, near to the harbour offices ends the film.