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. These clips show men working on fishing boats on Scalloway, the pupils playing in the sea and a family enjoying a picnic in Hamnavoe.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00Rowing boats being launched at Hamnavoe; and view of the shore from departing boat.
00:00:19Seagulls swarming around boats at pier. Men working on fishing boats and another holding up a cinecamera.
00:01:23View of buildings with Scalloway Castle behind.
00:01:25Children at the beach with a dog, playing in the sea. Drying themselves with towels afterwards.
00:02:19Douglas and Meg (nee Black) Smith and family having a picnic at the beach.
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