Flood in Dumfries
Flood waters breaking over the banks of the River Nith in Dumfries, 1936
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Footage of the river Nith breaking over its banks in Dundee.
There is also a shot of a horse drawing a rag and bone cart through the flood water.
Questions & Activities
- What was the reason for the flooding in Dumfries?
- How dangerous are floods?
- What are flood plains and why are houses built on them?
- Where is Dumfries located on a map of Scotland?
- Why is Dumfries at special risk from flooding?
Research where the major flood spots in the UK are located. Compile a presentation of the geographical and meteorological reasons for flooding.
How does this film differ from modern news reports on severe weather and disasters?
Write a letter to an insurance company as a homeowner who has suffered flood damage.
Write a modern commentary for this news report.
Film a news report on the impact of severe weather on a Scottish community due to climate change.
Old news reports such as this had music soundtrack added. Discuss if the music is appropriate. Research from stock music or write a new piece of music for the report.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|School Subject||Geography, English, Social Studies, Music, Expressive Arts, Environmental Studies|
|Who||Regal Cinema (sponsor)|
|Where||Dumfries, River Nith|
|Attributes||Black and White, Sound|