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Yesterday’s Britain: Highlands

Synopsis
A compilation of three short British Transport films.
1 (1952, dir. John Taylor): Tours the communities between Inverness and Kinloch Rannoch. Shows life in these small communities, developments in industry, agriculture and transport, feature gamekeeper, bus diriver, district nurse, newspaper editor.
2 (1961): Ardnamurchan peninsula on the coast of Argyll, a place riche in wildlife. Shows hore bird caring for their young as spring blossoms into summer, the wild cat and red fox, a soaring eagle, young ospreys waiting for food. Summer flows into auturm, and red stags challenge one another, watched by hinds.
3 (1957): A coach tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and a steam train journey on the West Highland line, showing the highland scenery.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 63 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION; 1997 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
Biology; History
Keywords
natural history; Scotland; social history

Sections

Title
Heart is Highland, The
Synopsis
1 (1952, dir. John Taylor): Tours the communities between Inverness and Kinloch Rannoch. Shows life in these small communities, developments in industry, agriculture and transport, feature gamekeeper, bus diriver, district nurse, newspaper editor.

Title
Wild Highlands
Synopsis
2 (1961): Ardnamurchan peninsula on the coast of Argyll, a place riche in wildlife. Shows hore bird caring for their young as spring blossoms into summer, the wild cat and red fox, a soaring eagle, young ospreys waiting for food. Summer flows into auturm,

Title
Highland journey
Synopsis
3 (1957): A coach tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye and a steam train journey on the West Highland line, showing the highland scenery.

Production Company

Name

British Transport Films

Notes
Some BTF films are distributed by Beulah.

Distributor

Name

Tring International

Notes
Ceased trading 10/99

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