Scottish Screen Archive Film

The Scottish Screen Archive includes this black and white, silent film of a car and motorcycle reliability trial from 1925s. At around 7 minutes into the film there is a section going up the corkscrew at Inverfarigaig. Immediately before this, watch out for the refuelling of the motorbikes. Petrol is poured into the tank from an open jug and the funnel is supported by a gent with a lit cigarette in his hand!!!!

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The Screen Archive also includes another blank and white silent film of a Paisley cotton mill’s staff outing to Inverness in 1936. There are views of the station, the Castle, Culloden, Ness Islands, etc., but around the middle of the film they visit Dores, to see Loch Ness! There are shots on the beach, with Dores Inn in the background, and looking out to Loch Ness from the old sawmill, with a rail wagon in the foreground, and the old pier with rails on it – short, but fascinating.

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