Line fishing for white fish

Couple working together setting bait in Cromarty

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William ‘Lairdie’ Finlayson and Maggie ‘Bolt’ Price, his wife, are working together in their yard, at 65 Gordon’s Lane, Cromarty setting baited lines into a scull. From the blurred images of their hands, its looks as if he is passing …Continue reading “Couple working together setting bait in Cromarty”

Blind Benjie Finlayson plays fiddle, with all the materials for making a line basket to his left

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‘Blind Benjie’ Finlayson is playing fiddle, sitting with his father who baits lines, feeding them into a deep Cromarty-style line scull. A half-finished scull lies on the ground between them, while a bundle of the materials for making it,┬áprobably willows …Continue reading “Blind Benjie Finlayson plays fiddle, with all the materials for making a line basket to his left”

Longline baskets on the beach at Cromarty, c1910

Men with line baskets on the beach at cromarty

Two fishermen work on the shore beside a boat, below the fishertown at Cromarty. Beside them are several sculls, or scoos, – line baskets.┬áThe small boats reflected the type of fishing and the sculls used, which was close to home. …Continue reading “Longline baskets on the beach at Cromarty, c1910”