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Memories of Cromarty and its Fishing Boats (6 of 12)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_CROMARTY_FISHERS_JAMES_HOGG_06
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
James Hogg
SOURCE
James Hogg
ASSET ID
1158
KEYWORDS
herring fishing
villages
fishing industry
fishing
fishing boats
fishing nets
fishermen
fish

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In the 1960s, James Hogg, a former Cromarty fisherman, was interviewed about the fishing industry in the town. When he was a boy, there were around three hundred fishermen in Cromarty. James was the father of Bobby and Gordon Hogg, currently the last two speakers of the Cromarty fisherfolk dialect. In this audio extract he talks about making masts for schooners.

An Ah've seen five ships discharging - schooners - discharging in at harbour at the same time. An there was one there, a Dutchman, an he had a hole in each side of his bow, an he wis - that's how they loaded their ninety feet trees, the ninety feet trees, an discharge them, up through this holes, an pull them up through the streets of Cromarty, then along the Links.

Interviewer: Why did they go?

That was used for masts for fishing boats.

Interviewer: Where were they made?

The masts? They were made in Cromarty.

Interviewer: Whereabouts?

Eh, aw doon the links there.

Interviewer: Just on the links?

Yes. My uncle wis one of them carpenters - Bob, Robert Hogg - he wis one of the carpenters, an another man, Willie Hosack, [?]. They used to do a lot of carpenter work here at that time an this, this Willie Hosack, he was a great carpenter. He took a keel out of a schooner an put a new one into it in Invergordon Harbour, yes.

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Memories of Cromarty and its Fishing Boats (6 of 12)

ROSS: Cromarty

1960s

herring fishing; villages; fishing industry; fishing; fishing boats; fishing nets; fishermen; fish

James Hogg

Am Baile: Memories of Cromarty and its Fishing Boats

In the 1960s, James Hogg, a former Cromarty fisherman, was interviewed about the fishing industry in the town. When he was a boy, there were around three hundred fishermen in Cromarty. James was the father of Bobby and Gordon Hogg, currently the last two speakers of the Cromarty fisherfolk dialect. In this audio extract he talks about making masts for schooners.<br /> <br /> An Ah've seen five ships discharging - schooners - discharging in at harbour at the same time. An there was one there, a Dutchman, an he had a hole in each side of his bow, an he wis - that's how they loaded their ninety feet trees, the ninety feet trees, an discharge them, up through this holes, an pull them up through the streets of Cromarty, then along the Links. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Why did they go? <br /> <br /> That was used for masts for fishing boats. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Where were they made?<br /> <br /> The masts? They were made in Cromarty. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Whereabouts? <br /> <br /> Eh, aw doon the links there. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Just on the links?<br /> <br /> Yes. My uncle wis one of them carpenters - Bob, Robert Hogg - he wis one of the carpenters, an another man, Willie Hosack, [?]. They used to do a lot of carpenter work here at that time an this, this Willie Hosack, he was a great carpenter. He took a keel out of a schooner an put a new one into it in Invergordon Harbour, yes.