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 children get a tour of a local textiles factory.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00Pupils walking towards John Tulloch’s textiles factory.
00:00:04Views inside the textiles factory: women working on looms (some wearing Fair-Isle knitwear), pupils being shown around, man working on weaving loom.
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