Most of this footage was recorded by John Irvine, with some additional filming by his brother Derek. This 1960s footage shows the Queen Mother visiting Lerwick on 8th August 1961 to open the new Gilbert Bain Hospital.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00musicians (possibly incuding Aly Bain) playing for the Queen Mother’s visit to Lerwick to open the new Gilbert Bain Hospital in 1961.
00:00:26The Queen Mother arrives at St Clement’s Hall with crowds gathered to greet her.
00:00:57Close up of the Queen Mother outside St Clement’s Hall.
00:01:15Charlie Moar takes the Queen Mother round the Shetland Past and Present exhibition in St Clement’s Hall.
00:01:35The Queen Mother signs the visitor book and departs.
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