Old photos of youth clubs required for Islesburgh exhibition

Some examples of youth work photos already submitted, covering some of the activities over the years. Photo courtesy of SIC

Anyone with old photographs of their time spent in Shetland youth clubs is being asked to submit them for an exhibition at Islesburgh Community Centre in November.

The photographic exhibition aims to celebrate years of youth work in Shetland and will run throughout the month, coinciding with Scottish Youth Work Week from 5th to 11th November.

The best photographs will be selected by young people to feature in the exhibition. They will also work alongside staff from Shetland Museum and Archives to create a historical image archive.

SIC education and families committee chairman George Smith said: “For many people in Shetland, youth clubs were a huge part of their upbringing and are fondly remembered.

“As this is the Year of Young People, we’d love to celebrate the field of youth work in Shetland by asking the public to share any youth club photos with us, from any setting, and also including voluntary clubs and uniformed organisations.

“We’ll put a selection of the images into the exhibition at Islesburgh and also into an archive at the Shetland Museum and Archives as a public record.”

Photos can be submitted electronically on the Facebook page “Youth Work Through the Decades” or by dropping off hard copies at the SIC youth services team at Islesburgh Community Centre on King Harald Street, Lerwick.


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