Shoe-shine competition

Eyemouth Scout Troop shoe shining during job week
Eyemouth Scout Troop shoe shining during job week

Eyemouth was the site of an old-fashioned shoe shine with a competitive twist back in April 1975.

Members of Eyemouth’s Scout Troop were getting involved in the Kiwi Shoe Shine Competition, which at the time was being sponsored by shoe polish company Kiwi.

In the photo above, the butchers Thomas Biggins, Neil Wilson and Robin Cowe are enjoying the work of scouts Kevin Nisbet, Colin Paterson, David Williams, Martin Nisbet, Richard Eaton and Christian Dougal, who took up their brushes as part of the Job-Week.