In what has to be the oldest freely available footage from the Isle of Islay I have found 6 YouTube videos from an Ian Maclean. Using 8mm film Ian’s father shot all of these movies using what would be a very expensive camera at the time during family holidays to the island I suspect.

What I find so interesting about these films is the social history and the basic standard of living at a time just after the war when the whole country was basically on its knees after a very expensive war. Additionally, its quite interesting that its still very easy to work out most of the locations as a lot/all of the landmarks are still there today.

 

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