Holiday Scenes at Rothesay
Holiday-makers arriving in Rothesay by the steamer "Columba"
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The film includes the steamboat Columba arriving at Rothesay pier with her full complement of holidaymakers. There are shots of passengers disembarking, pier buildings, a crowded Rothesay beach, Rothesay Castle and ladies bathing in the sea. The film ends on the putting green with the intertitle ‘John Hutchison had better look out’.
Questions & Activities
- Where is Rothesay?
- Where would most of the people come from to holiday on Rothesay?
- Why was it such a popular holiday destination?
- What activities can you spot?
- What is the boat and what is significant about it?
- How is the boat powered?
Social Studies / Art and Design: Create a powerpoint presentation/design a poster in the style of the time to promote Rothesay or your local area?
Media Studies / Social Studies: Make a short film clip encouraging people to come to your area on holiday?
Art and Design / Fashion: Look at what people are wearing in different parts of the film. What are the differences and similarities?
Gender: Which other areas of life were and are men and women segretated and what are the reasons for this?
Gender / Media Studies: How are men and women portayed differently in this film?
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||Media Studies, Social Studies, Gender Studies, Art and Design|
|Subject Matter||Journeys, Transport, Tourism|
|Who||Green's Topical Productions, Glasgow and London (producer), Palace Picture House, Rothesay (sponsor)|
|Attributes||Black and White, Silent|