40 Black and White Photos of Scotland in the Early 1960s

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The Sixties may have been swinging in places like London, Paris and San Francisco – but in Scotland, there wasn’t much to smile about.

Scotland in 1962 and 1963
High unemployment, shipyard closures and the troubles of traditional industries all contributed to a mood that the country was sinking, and little could be done to stop the slow death.
However, from this gloom a new political spirit suddenly emerged – the whirlwind of Scottish nationalism. At a stroke, Scottish independence was on the political agenda, and there seemed to be little anyone could do to stop it.
These amazing black and white photos were taken by Adrian Gee that show what Scotland looked like in 1962 and 1963.
Scotland, Campbeltown lifeboat

Scotland, Campbeltown lifeboat

Scotland, Campbeltown

Scotland, Cemetery Inverlussa Jura

Scotland, Holy Loch

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