Archive film from 1966 about `A Dentist`s Road to the Isles`
DVD film from the Scottish Screen Archive about `A Dentist`s Road to the Isles`. Filmed in 1966, colour, sound. Film journal of dental surgeon John Cadden`s trip around the isles to treat patients. Starting at his home in Dumbarton, then to Oban via the Clyde and the Crinan Canal on his boat “Contance”. Then to Tobermory for the first of his treatments, followed by Rum and Eigg. Many close-up views of dental patients undergoing treatment. He also treated patients on Tiree, Islay, Jura, Colonsay and Soay, but not on this trip.
An exploration of the roots of scientific fraud in general and in particular the assertion by botany professor J. W. Heslop Harrison that he had discovered rare plants on the Isle of Rum. Heslop Harrison also carried out extensive botanical surveys of Tiree and Coll, and is known to have reported discoveries in unexpected places in those islands too.