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
A. Ross – Memories of a Bygone Age
Alex M Ross – Social Life among the Easter Ross Fishermen
Archie McRae Poem – Balintore
Artar Ross – The Kings Sons
Babsie Tom’s memories
Donnie Vass – Shandwick Poem
Hector McNair – Contentment
Helen Skinner – Three Kings Story
Hilton School on the Hill Song
Jock Frasers Poem – McRaes of Balintore
Katie Ross Stories
A direct hit
A Helping Hand
A Fishing Trip
At the Corner
During the War
The days when the seagull was king poem – Hugh Skinner
The Gravy Trail Story
The Road to Balintore Poem
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2017
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2016
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2015
FISHERFOLK FESTIVAL 2014
Lord Kanyacka, Seaboard Gala.
Gala Day at the Harbour.
Aquatics sports, August 1927.
Balintore Gala, Archie McRae [ Commercial Hotel ] with paper in hand, Circa early 30’s.
Lord Kanyacka, Seaboard Gala 1935.
Gala parade, Main Street, Balintore, 1935.
Jeanette Wood [Paterson], Carnival Queen. 1951.
Seaboard Gala 1951. Left to Right as viewer looks. June Patience [Skinner], Jeanette Wood [Paterson], Dina Wood [MacDonald].
Seaboard Gala. Back Row, left to right as viewer looks. William Skinner [Tag], not known, Hector McNair. Middle Row. Catherine Ross, Annette MacKay, Cathy Black. Front Row. Dina Wood [MacDonald], Jeanette Wood [Paterson], June Patience [Skinner].
Seaboard Gala 1951.Back Row,left to right as viewer looks. William Skinner [Tag], Hector McNair. Middle Row. Catherine Ross, Annette MacKay, Cathy Black. Front Row. Dina Wood [MacDonald], Jeanette Wood [Paterson], June Patience [Skinner].
Carnival prize-giving near sheddie in 1961.
Crowning of Seaboard Gala Queen by Ian Black, 1952.
Dinah Wood, Miss Seaside Rovers 1951.
Carnival Queen 1952. Left to Right as viewer looks. Iris Black [Balintore Hotel], Doreen Ross [Hilton], Ruby Munro [Balintore], ? Cameron [Hilton], Queen June Patience [Hilton], Ann Ross [Shandwick].
The Colorado Beetle built by Alistair Vass and others in Shandwick for the Carnival Parade early 1950’s. [ The Colorado Beetle infested potatoes and there was a campaign in eradicate them.] Sitting on the beetle Annie Ross [Kenna].
Seaboard Gala, 1955.
Gala Day, harbour 1955.
Group outside Clan Bakery, Carnival Day 1960. Left to Right. Dicky Patience, Doreen Ross, June Johnstone, Christine Vass, Beth Skinner.
Glasgow visitors on Main Street during Seaboard Gala.
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