Title ID 1446Collection ID275
DateAugust 1949
CollectionH A Voss
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsAnimals Boats Family Farming Holidays Lakes Landscape Rural Areas Ships Tourism
LocalDrymen Loch Lomond Loch Long Loch Fyne Fort William Glen Nevis Loch Leven Glencoe Crianlarich Lochearnhead
RegionalStirling Argyll and Bute Highland Perth and Kinross
NationalScotland United Kingdom
ProductionH A Voss
CameraH A Voss
ParticipantsMrs Florence Voss (wife);
FormatColour Silent
Duration18 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A tour of the Scottish Highlands, from Drymen to Glencoe, takes in Loch Lomond, Loch Long, Loch Fyne, Fort William, Loch Leven and Lochearnhead en route.


This film records a tour of the Scottish Highlands in August 1949, opening with shots of farmland. Voss travels from Drymen to Fort William, passing Loch Lomond, Loch Long and Loch Fyne on the way. He begins at the Buchanan Arms hotel and its garden. The family walk along the banks of nearby Loch Lomond as a steamer crosses it, before driving down country roads, filming the scenery, dotted with lochs and mountains. In Fort William, Voss films gulls on the the shores of a loch, before visiting Ben Nevis. Sheep graze on the mountainside before being herded by a sheepdog into a pen in the valley, where they are dipped by the farmers. The next scenes are of Ballachulish hotel, on the bank of Loch Leven, and a small ship, carrying cars and foot passengers, making the crossing. Views across the loch are followed by the trip to Glencoe through the mountains. The family then spend an afternoon at Lochearnhead, and Voss's son takes pictures of his mother and sister on the banks of Loch Earn. A boy herds cattle down a lane to a field and Mrs. Voss pets and feeds ponies. The film ends with a sunset over the loch.