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July 31, 2022

45 Wonderful Color Photos of Scotland During the 1960s

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 the 1960s

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.

It was a remarkable renaissance. At the start of the Sixties, the Scottish National Party (SNP) had been so small and weak that one of their own leaders quipped that if all the senior members had been together in a small plane and it had crashed, then the party would have been wiped out forever.

However, hard work by the SNP’s activists, particularly in West Lothian where they established a stronghold, started to restore the party’s fortunes.

These wonderful color photos from MartinJSnelling that show what Scotland looked like during the 1960s.

Ballater Station, Scotland

Black Watch Monument, Aberfeldy, Scotland

Boats at Mallaig, Scotland

Boats Upon the Water, Mallaig, Scotland

Cannons at Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Car Ferry, Scotland

Craigmure Inn, Mull, Scotland

Crathie Church, Scotland

Crown Room Tower, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Dunblane Cathedral, Scotland

Edinburgh from the Castle, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Eilean Donan, Scotland

Falls of Lora and Connel Bridge, Scotland

Fishing Boats, Oban Harbour, Scotland

Forth Railway Bridge, Scotland

Forth Road Bridge, Scotland

Glenfinnan Monument, Scotland

Gruinard Bay in Wester Ross, Scotland

Hydro Electric Power Station, Pitlochry, Scotland

Kenmore Church, Scotland

Kenmore, Scotland

Lake Hotel, Menteith, Scotland

Lismore Light, Scotland

Little Harbour, Mallaig, Scotland

Loch Faskally, Pitlochry, Scotland

Loch Lomond, Luss, Scotland

Loch Tay, Kenmore, Scotland

Mallaig Harbour, Scotland

Marguerite, Mallaig, Scotland

Mull Car Ferry, Oban, Scotland

Oban from Pulpit Hill, Scotland

Parked at Festival Theatre, Pitlochry, Scotland

Prince's House Hotel, Glenfinnan, Scotland

Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Roses in Prince's St. Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ship in Dock, Kyle of Lochalsh - Scotland

South Charlotte Street, linking Charlotte Square to Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

Standing Guard, Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Tay Bridge, Aberfeldy, Scotland

The Old Bridge of Dee, near Braemar, Scotland

The Old Fishermen, Mallaig, Scotland

Waterfall, Glen Nevis, Scotland


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