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British Pathe Scottish skiing footage
Posted by: roga who has made 1123 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 10.22hrs on Wed 3 Jun 09

I've found some fascinating old newsreel footage on the British Pathe website.

Here's a pick of some of the best:

WINTER SPORTS - A look at Britain's only ski school in Kingussie, Scotland. (1948)

WINTER SPORTS - Winter skiing at the resort of Grantown-on-Spey in the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland. (1960)

SCOTS GO SKIING (1961)

SKIING IN SCOTLAND (1962)

GO SKIING IN SCOTLAND (1962)

CAIRNGORMS SKIERS (1965)

TO SCOTLAND WITH SKIS - People going on skiing holiday to Scotland. (1966)

HIGHLAND HOLIDAY CENTRE (1966)

Lastly, these days in England (and elsewhere I guess), thanks to the ineptitude of Visit Scotland, you'd hardly know Scotland had a tourist industry far less a skiing industry. However, this is how it was done back in 1967 - watch and weep!

SCOTS WIN WATERLOO (1967)

Re: British Pathe Scottish skiing footage
Posted by: BarryFolan who has made 909 posts. (IP Logged)
Date: 17.11hrs on Wed 3 Jun 09


thumbs up brilliant, i love all that auld skool stuff, great find.

Anyone recognise anyone??!!!

Also, does anyone know anything about the reference to multi million pound hotel development at the sheiling?? is this just a mistaken reference to the aviemore centre in the village or was there something in the plans back then??

Barry

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