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 are views of the West and North Mainland, including the cliffs of Eshaness.

Film-maker: John Irvine

Donated by John, Derek and Isobel Irvine.

00:00:00Ponies at Bridge of Walls.
00:00:28Lily loch on the way to Sandness. View of the West Mainland.
00:01:00Cliffs of Eshaness with a stormy sea.
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