SHETLAND SCENES

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Places:

  • Shetland Islands

Subjects:

  • Animals
  • Arts and crafts
  • Birds
  • Ceremonies
  • Environment, the
  • Fish and fishing
  • Military
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: SHETLAND SCENES

Reference number: 1615

Date: 1943 - 1956

Director: [filmed by Theo Kay]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.35 mins

Description: Scenes from the Shetland Isles - a man making by hand a pair of cowskin moccasins known as "rivkins", fishing at Lerwick, and shots of the Skerry Lighthouse.

See also ref 1618

Shotlist: REEL I

No credits. [Col. *1954] Close-ups of unidentified man making by hand a pair of cowskin moccasins, known as "rivlins", and then laces them onto his feet and walks in them (3.12); [B/W] loading a basket of fish from the hold of a fishing boat; The fleet making for Lerwick with their catches. [Col. *1946] Shots of fishing boats at sea, surrounded by seagulls (4.00); [B/W] Fishing boat LK 447 (Enterprise?) (4.07); [Col.] Lerwick. Boat harbour 1943. General views of fishing boats and rowing boats in the harbour (4.17)

REEL II

No credits. [Col. *1951] Shots of open air civic ceremony in Lerwick. Shots of platform party, Lord Provost and an unidentified guest in front of the Town Hall; ceremony involving boy scouts, sea cadets, boy's brigade; Provost and guest are taken by car to a large house; Provost and guest emerge; photographer with bulb flash visible in crowds; Shots of Lerwick streets decorated with bunting (2.49); Shots of Norwegian naval vessels (MTB boat?) at sea (3.59); Shots of Lerwick harbour during heavy seas. Storm 1956. [Underexposed] Shots of same (5.19); General views of sheep dog trials (6.02); The Skerry lighthouse. General views of same. (6.16); The Drongs and Hillswick, Ness. Shots from sea, general views of stacks and cliffs [location of film RUGGED ISLAND] (6.51); The Olicks. St Magnus Bay. Fish olicks are landed on fishing boat. "Nibon", North Mavine. Shots of the yacht "Nibon" at anchor in bay (7.18)