This short-film features poetry by Bruce Eunson and music by London John. It explores emigration and the subsequent balancing of emotions such journeys evoked for those who left and, more particularly, those who were left behind to make a decision. The pair were given a diary of Burra man, William Inkster's, voyage from Shetland to Australia in 1909 as their item.

A film by Ria Moncrieff and Simon Thompson

Ebb Tide is a series of short films commissioned as part of the cultural programme celebrating the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Produced in partnership with Shetland Arts and Shetland Heritage Association.

This beautiful piece features shots of a timelessly dressed Clair Thomason interspersed with shots of Shetland landscape – images of the two at times overlaid to emphasise the protagonist’s connection with the land – as well as creative use of archive footage: of seabirds, a fisherman in a boat, a croft house, to striking effect.
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