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North of the Great Glen (clip)

Some of the tourist attractions of the Highlands and Islands

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The film opens with a description of the ferry link between Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye. The ferry landing is shown at Lochalsh as a ferry arrives. Long queues of cars are shown as arrivals are unloaded from the "Broadford" ferry. The film then moves to Skye and we are see various shots of the Cullin range and Loch Coruisk. Wild flowers of the western Highlands are then featured. Shots of people relaxing on a beach then follow and we see a young child playing with a doll. The film ends with the girl playing with the doll in the sea as two dogs dash around.

Questions & Activities


  • What is the Great Glen?
  • What holiday activities are shown?
  • Would this holiday brochure tempt you?


Business Studies: There are some classic British cars shown in this clip. What does this film show about the development of the car as a status symbol? Who developed this marketing strategy and when was it imported into the UK?

Leisure: What does this film tell you about disposable incomes and leisure in the 1950s? What are the reasons shown for going to Skye?

English / ICT: Make a list of places of interest in you area then make a film describing your area to attract tourists today.

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-002-071-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 0507
Date 1956
Genre Educational
School Subject Sciences, Social Studies, English, ICT, Business Studies
Who Educational Films of Scotland (sponsor), Wallace Hall (director)
Where Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye
Event Tourism
Attributes Colour, Silent
Clip Length 4:30
Film Length 14:00