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TITLE
Lord Lovat's Funeral, 1933
EXTERNAL ID
SSA_NAIRN_LORD_LOVAT_FUNERAL
PLACENAME
Eskadale
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kiltarlity and Convinth
DATE OF RECORDING
22 February 1933
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Jimmy Nairn
SOURCE
Scottish Screen Archive
ASSET ID
41464
KEYWORDS
videos
films
James Nairn
James S. Nairn
funerals

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This short film extract is from 'Funeral of the Late Major General Lord Lovat', a silent black and white film attributed to James S. Nairn. The full version is approx. 2 mins long and contains further footage of the funeral of Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat.

Footage supplied by Scottish Screen Archive at National Library of Scotland © NLS.

Jimmy Nairn (1900-1982) is perhaps best remembered in Inverness as manager of the Playhouse cinema from 1941 to 1972. He began his working life in 1915 as a part-time projectionist at a cinema in Pollokshields, Glasgow. His first managerial appointment was to the Savoy Cinema, Edinburgh in 1925, followed by the Regal, Stirling in 1934 and the Playhouse, Inverness in 1941 where he remained until his retirement in 1972.

Cinematography was also his hobby and, in 1931, he claimed to be the first amateur filmmaker to produce a 'talkie' (a film with spoken dialogue). A decade later he was commissioned to make a film of George VI and the Duchess of York at Balmoral Castle. He also advised Disney on a film about the Loch Ness Monster.

In addition to producing over 40 films on local topics, many of which were used by the Scottish Tourist Board and the Caledonian Society, he had a photography business and took many thousands of photographs in and around the Inverness area, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. His collection of negatives, glass plates and prints is in the care of the Highland Photographic Archive.

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Lord Lovat's Funeral, 1933

INVERNESS: Kiltarlity and Convinth

1930s

videos; films; James Nairn; James S. Nairn; funerals;

Scottish Screen Archive

Jimmy Nairn Films

This short film extract is from 'Funeral of the Late Major General Lord Lovat', a silent black and white film attributed to James S. Nairn. The full version is approx. 2 mins long and contains further footage of the funeral of Simon Joseph Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat.<br /> <br /> Footage supplied by Scottish Screen Archive at National Library of Scotland © NLS.<br /> <br /> Jimmy Nairn (1900-1982) is perhaps best remembered in Inverness as manager of the Playhouse cinema from 1941 to 1972. He began his working life in 1915 as a part-time projectionist at a cinema in Pollokshields, Glasgow. His first managerial appointment was to the Savoy Cinema, Edinburgh in 1925, followed by the Regal, Stirling in 1934 and the Playhouse, Inverness in 1941 where he remained until his retirement in 1972.<br /> <br /> Cinematography was also his hobby and, in 1931, he claimed to be the first amateur filmmaker to produce a 'talkie' (a film with spoken dialogue). A decade later he was commissioned to make a film of George VI and the Duchess of York at Balmoral Castle. He also advised Disney on a film about the Loch Ness Monster. <br /> <br /> In addition to producing over 40 films on local topics, many of which were used by the Scottish Tourist Board and the Caledonian Society, he had a photography business and took many thousands of photographs in and around the Inverness area, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s. His collection of negatives, glass plates and prints is in the care of the Highland Photographic Archive.