I don't have any moving images on the
EdinPhoto web site, but have given links below to a few videos
and film clips relating to Edinburgh that can be found on other sites.
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R&R Clark, Printers NEW
R&R Clark was founded in
1846 and remained in business in Edinburgh until 1979.
Jim Cairns has been collecting photos of R&R
Clark employees at work and at play, and photos
of tickets and programmes
for social functions that the company has produced over
the years, the earliest dating back to 1887
Jim has now put these together to create an
interesting a 21-minute film on YouTube that captures the atmosphere of
the company and its workers. The film is titled:
This film clip, titled
Slums, comes from the BBC Archives. It is an extract from a
Panorama programme about Edinburgh housing at Dumbiedykes in the
early-1960s, shortly before the houses were demolished.
Yesterday, I added a link to a YouTube page with a full length film of
Edinburgh trams. I enjoyed what I viewed of this film. However, I
now believe that the YouTube film may well be an unauthorised copy of
the OnLine video/DVD titled 'Edinburgh Trams'.*
I've now removed the link to this YouTube video,
because I don't want to include anything on the EdinPhoto site that might
encourage the viewing of unauthorised copies of videos, no matter how
interesting their content might be. Incidentally, I see that the OnLine DVD,
Edinburgh Trams, is still available from Amazon.
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: January 29, 2012.
Leith - Moving House
This is a silent film, produced around 1939 by Campbell Harper Films Ltd.
The film is titled 'New Lives'. It follows the McAllister family, a
working class family, as they move from condemned tenements in Leith to a new
This video of a drive around Holyrood Park (sometimes called
Queen's Park) was filmed by Stuart Lyon around 2009. The route
enters the park from the west along Holyrood Park Road beside the Royal
Commonwealth Pool, then circles the park clockwise travelling around Queen's
Drive for about three miles.
The route passes:
- the former James Clark School
- new flats at Dumbiedykes
- Dynamic Earth (white roof)
- Lion Sculpture (close to Holyrood Palace grounds)
- St Margaret's Loch (before the right-hand turn)
- Dunsappie Loch (not seen, at top of hill)
On the way down the hill, there are views of the Pentland Hills then the
Old Town of Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle (on the left) and Salisbury
Crags (on the right).
Street Parade, 1942
This clip from a British Pathe film,
Week, shows a parade along Princes Street. (1
This clip from a Road Safety film entitled 'A Letter from Edinburgh' lasts
for only 75 seconds, but has some interesting street scenes of Edinburgh in
This film comes from the Scottish Film Archive. The film clip can be seen
in a small window on this page of the National Library of Scotland's
Time-Lapse photos -
This YouTube film titled
- Bicycle Ride follows a route in winter along roads, cycle
paths and canal towpaths from Church Hill, through Murrayfield and
Corstorphine then along the Union Canal to the aqueduct at Slateford.
Time-Lapse photos - Edinburgh
For this YouTube film, titled
Edinburgh Richard Turley, with the support Stevenson College Edinburgh
Audiovisual Dept, used over 5000 photos taken with a Sony a200 D-SLR
camera to create his time-lapse sequences.
These sequences show scurrying across the sky and rapidly-moving
traffic in the streets throughout the day, from dawn to midnight.