Most of this footage was recorded by John Irvine, with some additional filming by his brother Derek between 1959 and 1961. 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 of traditional sheep shearing.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00John Black (brother of Jim) shearing sheep at Brake.
00:01:07The daily plane arriving at Sumburgh. Seal in sea.
00:01:30More sheep shearing. Man lying on grass on summers day.
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