Greg McCarron
1st May, 2023

Step back in time and take a journey through Shetland’s past with exclusive archived film footage on the big screen.

The sounds of Shetland are brought to life with Hjaltibonhoga, Shetland’s fiddlers of the Royal Military Tattoo. Along with archive film footage and photography this screening will give you a taste of Shetland’s cultural identity; from different musical influences, wedding celebrations and reels in the kitchen to the steps taken to keep traditions alive.

The Shetland Film Archive provided a selection of archive footage which provides a glimpse into everyday life in Shetland from the 1950s – 1970s. Immerse yourself in Shetland’s years gone by with footage on traditional crofting, knitting, fishing, schooling, transport, festivities and leisure activities.

Sights and Sounds of Shetland will be screened daily at Mareel throughout May.

Watch the trailer for 'Sights and Sounds of Shetland.'

Book tickets on the Shetland Arts website.

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