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Face of Scotland, The (1938)


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Borders landscape, Cheviot Hills and shot of a Roman wall. Highland scenery. A farmer feeding a lamb, cattle grazing, General views of men cutting and stacking peat. Stirling and Edinburgh castles, blackhouses and a new house. Crofters at work, ploughing, etc. Interior church, congregation sing hymns. Woman playing the organ as boy works bellows. Boy doing his homework. Shot inside classroom during lesson. General views of streets in Ecclefechan, birthplace of Thomas Carlyle. St. Salvator's College in St. Andrews and Edinburgh Old College. inside lecture hall during a lecture. Student in candlelit attic room studying. Statue of Sir Walter Scott at the base of his monument in Edinburgh. Shots inside operating theatre. Model of Watt's rotary steam engine, followed by shots of various liners built on the Clyde, int. steel workshop and steel works. Shipyard workers leave yard. Long shot over rooftops to industrial landscape. Ruined blackhouse. East end of Princes Street, Edinburgh. Shots inside St. Vincent Bar, Edinburgh, as men drink, discuss football and play dominoes, intercut with shots of ruined crofts and blackhouses. Riveters at work, int. steel works Half-moon battery, Edinburgh Castle, as the one o'clock gun salute is fired. Long shot across Princes Street from Castle. Lone piper marches along the top of the trenches in World War I. Brief shot of men in trenches and of artillery fire. War Memorial and shrine at Edinburgh Castle. Scottish lion rampant flying from flagpole. Hydro-electric power station. Football crowd, Close-ups and crowd scenes.