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 footage is mainly from the 1960 trip, with some clips of the 1959 and 1961 trips too. In these clips the pupils meet people working as fish gutters, both on the shore and in a factory.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00Pupils watching women gut fish outside.
00:00:19Sunset over Bressay / Lerwick Harbour.
00:00:25Pupils visiting fish gutting factory. Lots of men and women at work.
00:00:56MV Pharos in the harbour.
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