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 this clip the pupils get a tour of a Russian ship which is visiting Lerwick.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00Russian ship (which might have collided with pier). Views of crew on deck and crowds watching on pier. Pupils on deck of ship.
00:00:33Pupils on the deck of the ship. View of the funnel with Soviet Union symbol.
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