Photo of the Fleet in the Cromarty Firth

Dealbh den Chabhlach an an Linn Chrombaigh

Photo of the Fleet in the Cromarty FirthCromarty Courthouse Museum This black and white photograph from 1911 reminds us that the Cromarty Firth was a major base for the Royal Navy in the first half of the twentieth century. Cromarty became intimately associated with...
Fly Belonging to Megan Boyd

Cuileag le Megan Boyd

Fly Belonging to Megan Boyd Brora Heritage Centre This beautiful brooch has been fashioned out of a salmon fly that was ‘tied’ by Megan Boyd. Megan Boyd is a celebrated figure in the Highlands. From a humble background in Brora, Megan became the most famous salmon...
Melville’s Pistols

Dagaichean Melville

Melville’s PistolsUllapool Museum These decorative duelling pistols were owned by Robert Melville, an important figure in the establishment of Ullapool. The village was founded in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society who appointed Melville to construct the first...
Model of a ‘Zulu’ Fishing Boat

Modail de bhàta-iasgaich ’Zulu’

Model of a ‘Zulu’ Fishing BoatUllapol Museum In the late 1800s Scotland experienced a herring fishing boom. Herring was considered a delicacy in Europe and Russia and in great demand. Ullapool was one of many Scottish coastal ports and villages that became a hive of...
Fisherwoman’s Striped Skirt

Sgiorta stiallach aig ban-iasgair

Fisherwoman’s Striped SkirtNairn Museum This long, pleated skirt with dark blue, grey, red, and white vertical stripes was typical of the clothing worn by the fisherwomen of Nairn’s Fishertown. Women in different fishing communities often wore a similar outfit, a bit...
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