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TITLE
Memories of Cromarty and its Fishing Boats (8 of 12)
EXTERNAL ID
AB_CROMARTY_FISHERS_JAMES_HOGG_08
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
James Hogg
SOURCE
James Hogg
ASSET ID
1161
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 remembers the Gaelic Chapel.

Interviewer: Do you remember the ministers of the Gaelic chapel?

Yes, an I often, on a Sunday morning, went up to hear the people, hear the Gaelic services. I did that. Yes. An the last one that I knew that was there was a man by the name of Mr Macpherson. Yes. An he stopped in that house there where Katie-Anne Mackenzie wis, ye know, stopped there.

Interviewer: Barclay Street?

Barclay Street. Macpherson. Yes.

Interviewer: And there was a Mackenzie was it, before him?

Aye, yes, yes. I remember Mr Mackenzie too.

Interviewer: Who was before that?

Oh I couldn't say who was before it. I remember two, there's two or three, but I forget their names now.

Interviewer: Do you remember hearing of the one who was charged with stealing and he was transported for fourteen year.

No, I don't remember that.

Interviewer: It was about 1820 or thereabouts. You might have heard about it.

Oh yes, I heard about it. Yes, yes. I heard about it.

Interviewer: But you don't remember his name?

No, no I don't remember his name.

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Memories of Cromarty and its Fishing Boats (8 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 remembers the Gaelic Chapel.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you remember the ministers of the Gaelic chapel? <br /> <br /> Yes, an I often, on a Sunday morning, went up to hear the people, hear the Gaelic services. I did that. Yes. An the last one that I knew that was there was a man by the name of Mr Macpherson. Yes. An he stopped in that house there where Katie-Anne Mackenzie wis, ye know, stopped there.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Barclay Street?<br /> <br /> Barclay Street. Macpherson. Yes. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: And there was a Mackenzie was it, before him?<br /> <br /> Aye, yes, yes. I remember Mr Mackenzie too. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Who was before that?<br /> <br /> Oh I couldn't say who was before it. I remember two, there's two or three, but I forget their names now. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: Do you remember hearing of the one who was charged with stealing and he was transported for fourteen year.<br /> <br /> No, I don't remember that. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: It was about 1820 or thereabouts. You might have heard about it.<br /> <br /> Oh yes, I heard about it. Yes, yes. I heard about it.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: But you don't remember his name? <br /> <br /> No, no I don't remember his name.