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
Old Sheddie, Balintore. Left to Right as viewer looks. Willie Skinner, Geordie Skinner, Bertha Begg, not known, Davie Skinner, Katie Morrison [Star], Robert Ross, Alex Vass.
Back Row, Left to right as viewer looks. George Skinner, Finlay Skinner, John Vass, Geordie Skinner holding daughter Jessie. Middle Row. Johnnie Morrison, Jimmy Vass, Donnie Vass. Front Row. not known, not known, George Mackenzie, Alick [Allie] Skinner, Willie Vass.
Old Sheddie, Balintore. Left to right as viewer looks. Joe Cowie, Geordie Skinner, Davie Skinner, Alick Morrison, George Skinner.
Old Sheddie, left to right as viewer looks. Davie Bus, Shore St.?, not known, not known, Alistair Vass [Ally the Bolt], Rossie Skinner, not known, George Skinner [Logarty].
Left to Right as viewer looks. John Vass, Andrew Ross, Willa Ross, Geordie Skinner.
Geordie Skinner with Catherine’s dog Lassie at the old sheddie.
Old Sheddie circa 1955. Left to Right as viewer looks. Captain Andrew Ross, Geordie Davack Skinner, Andrew Ross, John Vass, Tom Vass, David Vass, Annette MacKay, George Vass [Geordan], Harry MacLennan with granddaughter Sandra MacLennan.
Salmon Fishermen at the harbour. Left to right as viewer looks. Willie Skinner [Bouyack], William Skinner [Tag], Willie Sutherland [Willikan], John Vass [Tanny], Willie Vass [Beil], Alickie Vass [Bomp].
Sheddie. Left to right as viewer looks. John Skinner [Jock Rossie], George Skinner [ Logarty], John MacKenzie [Curly].
Sheddie. Left to right as viewer looks. George Skinner [Logarty], John MacKenzie [Curly].
Left to right, as viewer looks. Andrew Vass [Bug], William Skinner [Tag], Hugh Vass, Ross St. ?, Donald Vass [Dow] on visit from Australia, Tom Vass, not known not known, William Skinner [Barrely], not known.
Window side of shed, all not known. Commercial side, left to right as viewer looks Andrew Vass [Bug], Andrew Vass Jr.?. William Skinner [Tag], Hugh Vass Ross st. ?, Donald Vass [Dow], not known, not known, William Skinner [Barrely], not known.
Old Sheddie circa 1958. Left to right. Dawn Allan, not known, Moira Skinner [Bunt], Amelia Skinner, Margaret Allan, Margaret Skinner. Front. Shona Skinner [Bunt].
Old Sheddie at Balintore harbour. Babsie MacKay [tom], standing, with Kirkmuirhill holiday makers, 1966.
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