Rivers at work

United Kingdom, 1958

Film
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Modern development of her mountain waters to bring electrical power to Scotland began at Sloy. Like so many Scottish lochs, Sloy drew its water from only a small area of Highland country - not enough in itself for a massive power project. The collecting capacity of Sloy was consequently extended by means of tunnelling through the mountainsides to pipe the waters of neighbouring glens together. When this project was successfully completed, others were undertaken. Narrated by John Grierson. Photography, Arthur Lavis and John Wiles. Editing, John Tanner. Sound, Ron Abbott.

Credits

production company

Greenpark Productions

Film Producers Guild

Films of Scotland

producer

Lew Davidson

Duration

00:21:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1958

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323479

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Water-power

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Water-power

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Public works - Scotland

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Water-power

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Water-supply engineering

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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