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Royal Stirling (clip 2)

The town of Stirling and the surrounding area

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This section of the film opens on footage of a motor racing event at Doune. Female spectators, and their bodies, are prominently featured. The film then moves to Blair Drummond safari park. Giraffe's walk amongst picnickers. Chimpanzees also appear. Macaques clamber around on top of a car. This section draws to a close with footage of lions sunning themselves before wandering between cars visiting the park.

Questions & Activities


  • Why were safari parks considered to be more humane than zoos?
  • Why did safari parks come about?
  • Do you think you would have tea with the giraffes today - if not - why not?
  • Where is Doune and what is it most famous for?
  • Why do you think the Doune car race features rather than Doune castle?


English / Media Studies: Examine the portrayal of gender and sexualisation in the making of this film. How is music helped to establish this?

History: Find out about the history of Doune and the castle - why do you think this is not featured in the film?

Media Studies: The use of shots seem to set up a sense of anticipation during the road race, what do you think is going to happen? Compare this section to motor advertising and Formula One - how are women represented?

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-002-323-C
Resource Rights Holder National Library of Scotland
Project Ref 2379
Date 1972
Genre Documentary, Sponsored, Promotional
School Subject English, Media Studies, History
Who Campbell Harper Films (production company), Films of Scotland (sponsor), Mark Littlewood (director), Stirling Town Council (sponsor), Stirling University (sponsor), Stirling University (sponsor)
Where Blair Drummond, Doune
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 3:34
Film Length 23:00