A WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE SEABOARD VILLAGES
We Will Remember Them WW1
The Royal Oak
Ronnie John McAngus Hart Memories
Boats and Disasters
Loss of the topsail schooner the ‘Janet Storm’ in 1892.
Wreck of the Leon Raymundo.
Thomas Vass, The Pearl, 1928.
Fish Wives and Herring Girls
Hilton of Cadboll School
Memories of Mr Crawford
Mr Gordon Crawford – Hilton Junior Secondary School Headmaster
Article on Mr Crawford
Hilton Drama Club, 1939.
The First Schools in the Seaboard Villages. – Written by Dr J.A Skinner. March, 2014.
Gaelic History in the Seaboard Villages
The Middle Ages to 1750
1750 – 1850 – the century of ‘Improvement’ and the spread of English
1850 – 1950 : “English for business, Gaelic for God”
From World War 2 up to now: the English-speaking generations
Placenames of Easter Ross
Walter Balfour with the Dewar Cup, circa late 20’s
Seaside Rovers, circa 1950.
People of the Seaboard Villages
Newsclippings and Articles
Seaboard Merchant Seamen.
Stories, Poems and Folklore
Hilton School on the Hill Song
A. Ross – Memories of a Bygone Age
Alex M Ross – Social Life among the Easter Ross Fishermen
Katie Ross Stories
Archie McRae Poem – Balintore
Artar Ross – The Kings Sons
Hector McNair – Contentment
The Road to Balintore Poem
Donnie Vass – Shandwick Poem
Jock Frasers Poem – McRaes of Balintore
The days when the seagull was king poem – Hugh Skinner
Helen Skinner – Three Kings Story
The Gravy Trail Story
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2017
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2016
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2015
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2014
John Ross [portrait], Missionary to China.
Laying the foundation stone at Balintore United Free Church, 1932.
Left To Right as viewer looks. Rev. K. MacLeod [Church of Scotland], Mr Gardiner [Tain], Mrs Eakins, Rev C. Eakins. David S. Skinner [Helen’s Father]. Taken during World War 2 going by the tape on the windows.
Reverend G. W. Eakin, Balintore United Free Church, 1940-47.
Balintore U.F. Church Sunday school teachers, Circa 1940’s. Left to right as viewer looks, Maggie Ross, Nancy Fraser, Una Hart, Helen Skinner, Hughine Boswell.
Helen Skinner’s Sunday School Class or C.E. Class.Left to right as viewer looks. Back. Helen Skinner. 3rd Row. not known, not known, Ellis Wilson, Isobel Vass [Dan], Hughine Boswell, Lily Mae Taylor. 2nd Row. Isobel Vass, Mary MacLeod, Catherine Vass, not known, not known, not known. Front Row. David Skinner, Catherine Ross, Alitia Ross, Catherine Ross, Tommy Skinner.
Balintore United Free Church. August 1948. Helen Skinner’s Sunday School Class. Incudes. Eleanor Vass, Margaret McIver, Catherine Skinner, Mary MacLeod, Alitia Ross, Catherine ?, Jen ?, Margaret ?.
Helen R. Skinner at the United Free Church Sunday School Picnic, Ardross, 1950.
The three Rev’s.
Rev. J Matheson, Balintore United Free Church, 1953-59.
Rev A. Cowie, United Free Church.
United Free Church Ladies.
1954, group from Balintore United Free Church going to Billy Graham Rally in Inverness.
Left to right as viewer looks. John Ross, Ann MacAngus, William Ross [Fisher], Sunday School trip to Shandwick Bay, 1956.
1960 [ Jan to June ] Margaret and Nicky Kyle with Nicky Junior, temporary pastor at Balintore United Free Church.
Left to right as viewer looks. Rev. J. Cossar Walker, Sheila ?, not known, Ian C. Walker. Summer 1960.
Mrs Walker, minsters wife 1960.
Hugh Vass and Andrew Vass, build the manse garage assisted by the ministers son Ian C. Walker. Summer 1960.
1960, Balintore United Free Church Christian Endeavour meeting.
Reverend W. Johnston, Balintore United Free Church, 1962-70.
Rev. and Mrs W. Johnston.
Andrew Ross and the Rev. Johnston.
1965 Balintore United Free Church, Sunday School Picnic at Ardross.
Left to right as viewer looks. Catherine Vass, Jen Gordon, Ann MacIntosh, Isobel MacKenzie, Alitia Robb, Catherine MacKenzie, Ann Cosgrove. Reunion of the Junior Christian Endeavour class of the 50’s led by Helen Skinner.
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