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In Pictures / Old slides delve into Shetland’s past

A person taking a photograph at a harbor with moored fishing boats and buildings in the background.

A GLIMPSE into decades gone by in Shetland has come to light after old photo slides received the digital treatment.

The slides were passed onto Paul Moar, who then digitised them and put some of the images onto a Shetland memories Facebook group – with plenty of interest shown in the photos.

The photos show life in Shetland, from a thatched roof house in Fladdabister to people departing a plane, and work renovating the Thule Bar in Lerwick – as well as some maritime activity.

It is fair to say Moar, who works at the Gremista waste management facility in Lerwick, has a bit of history with slides.

In 2021 he saved a number of photos from going into the dump, and after Shetland News reported on the story, the tale was then covered by the likes of the New York Times and BBC’s Newsnight.

We initially published a selection of the slides without captions. Please get in touch either on the comment section below or via our social media if you could help with some of the information missing such as people’s names, locations and dates.

You could also contact us on news@shetnews.co.uk and will pass on any information we receive.

George Batty with his cart bike selling Solotti’s Ice Cream.
From left to right: May Gray, Elizabeth (Leebie) Gray, Jeemie Gray.
Andrew Thompson at the Brindister Loch. His grandfather James Gray made model boats.
The Rangor after it got into trouble in 1964.
Hugh Robertson as bartender in Thule Bar when the upstairs was being constructed.

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