Most of this footage was recorded by John Irvine, with some additional filming by his brother Derek. In John’s role as teacher at Forrester High School (Edinburgh) he took parties of school kids to Shetland every summer on outdoor education trips. This early 1960s footage is of the pupils in the town of Lerwick.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00Pupils on Victoria Pier, Lerwick. One has a fishing rod. Pupils looking at boats in harbour.
00:00:51Pupils leaving Queens Hotel Bar in Lerwick.
00:01:10Pupils climbing into row boat.
00:01:20Pupils clapping dog at the Lerwick Lodberries.
00:01:30Boats in Lerwick Harbour. Pupils throwing stones into the sea.
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