Isle of Skye (clip)
Family holiday to the Skye during Highland Games
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This amateur home movie footage was shot on a family holiday to Skye. The film includes the MacBrayne steamer approaching Portree; scenery around Skye - the Cullins; the Highland Games including pole vaulting into a sand pit; a men's and boy's tug of war as well as two women on a platform dancing the Sailor’s hornpipe and a demonstration of tossing the caber.
Questions & Activities
- What activities make up a traditional Highland Games?
- Are the Highland Games only held in the Highlands?
- Where else in Scotland are the Highland Games held?
- What are the mountains on Skye called?
History / Health and Wellbeing: Research the origin of the Highland Games.
Enterprise: Recreate your own mini games.
Media Studies: Add a voice-over in the style of a sports commentary.
Geography: Make a list of Scottish islands.
English / Media Studies / Journeys: Write about your own holidays. You could story board what you did and where you went.
|Resource Rights Holder||National Library of Scotland|
|Genre||Amateur, Home Movie|
|School Subject||Media Studies, Health and Wellbeing, English, History|
|Who||Stanley Mills (filmmaker)|
|Event||Isle of Skye Highland Games 1954|