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TITLE
West of Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PEARSON_01
DATE OF RECORDING
1939
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Stephen Durell (director); Charles Heath (photographer)
SOURCE
Bruce Pearson
ASSET ID
140
KEYWORDS
crofting
blackhouses
agriculture
peat
deer
golden eagles
sheep
wildlife
railways
trains
locomotives
communications
mail

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Stephen Durrell's 1939 documentary 'West of Inverness', shows life in the West Highlands of Scotland in the 1930s. It particularly focuses on the importance of the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line to the crofters of the area. This service transported passengers, mail, parcels, food and livestock to and from the remote communities through which the line passed. The film shows the LMS steam locomotives that operated the line at this time.

The film begins by showing some of the problems of the area - its remoteness, depopulation and reliance on old-fashioned agricultural practices. It then looks at the lifeline offered by the railway.

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West of Inverness

1930s

crofting; blackhouses; agriculture; peat; deer; golden eagles; sheep; wildlife; railways; trains; locomotives; communications; mail

Bruce Pearson

Stephen Durrell's 1939 documentary 'West of Inverness', shows life in the West Highlands of Scotland in the 1930s. It particularly focuses on the importance of the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line to the crofters of the area. This service transported passengers, mail, parcels, food and livestock to and from the remote communities through which the line passed. The film shows the LMS steam locomotives that operated the line at this time.<br /> <br /> The film begins by showing some of the problems of the area - its remoteness, depopulation and reliance on old-fashioned agricultural practices. It then looks at the lifeline offered by the railway.