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Whalsay dances during the inter-war period



TRACK DURATION: 0:01:42

  • LANGUAGE:
  • Scots

GENRE: Information

COLLECTION: SOSS

RECORDING LOCATION

  • County - Shetland
  • Parish - Nesting
  • Island - Whalsay
  • Village - Isbister

ITEM LOCATION

  • County - Shetland
  • Parish - Nesting
  • Island - Whalsay

TRACK ID: 38112

ORIGINAL TAPE ID: SA1974.009

ORIGINAL TRACK ID: SA1974.9.2

AUDIO QUALITY: Good

SOURCE TYPE: Reel to Reel tape

ITEM NOTE: Herring fishing and processing was a major industry and social factor in Shetland in the first half of the 20th century. Hundreds of boats from all over Scotland and the East Coast of England participated along with thousands of female gutters, mainly from the North and North-East of Scotland and the Western Isles, who followed the fleet around the coast of Britain.

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