Thursday, 22 May 2014

Memories Stirred

Sitting comfortably? Ready to return to the North Star Cinema in Harbour Street, Lerwick ... at least with memories. Alex Greig, who managed the cinema from the late 1950s for seven years, was visiting the island recently and was given a tour of the new Mareel, which opened last year. The North Star had closed in the early 1980s and so many residents were unable able 'to go to the pictures' locally for over 25 years. Alex took the opportunity to visit Ruby Lindsay, who had run the Bona Vista Guest House where he had stayed throughout the time he had worked at the cinema. He was among the last of her visitors - for she died last week, aged 105. She would have recalled the days before cinemas were built, feature films made and sound introduced.

Scottish Islands Explorer - has existed during only one century

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