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TITLE
Hector Gordon, a Dingwall character
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_JACKSINCLAIR_02
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Jack Sinclair
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1700
KEYWORDS
stories
story
anecdotes
anecdote
audio

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In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about one of Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.

I can think of some of the old characters that might interest you. Hector Gordon was one conspicuous at the lower end of the High Street. His niece who stayed with him was a friend of a Miss Mackay and they had arranged a trip to Inverness by rail, quite an outing in those days. Miss Mackay had her best clothes on because you were well dressed when you went to Inverness in these faraway days. She knocked at Hector's door. There was no reply and she was a very shy lady and she was conscious that the curtains were drawing up in the street and people were wondering who was knocking at the door. She knocked again and the third time of knocking, Hector opened the door and said, 'Losh, it's you Miss Mackay. I didn't know you with your clothes on.'

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Hector Gordon, a Dingwall character

ROSS: Dingwall

1990s

stories; story; anecdotes; anecdote; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Dingwall Worthies

In this audio extract, Jack Sinclair talks about one of Dingwall's well-known 'worthies' or characters. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series, transmitted in 1991.<br /> <br /> I can think of some of the old characters that might interest you. Hector Gordon was one conspicuous at the lower end of the High Street. His niece who stayed with him was a friend of a Miss Mackay and they had arranged a trip to Inverness by rail, quite an outing in those days. Miss Mackay had her best clothes on because you were well dressed when you went to Inverness in these faraway days. She knocked at Hector's door. There was no reply and she was a very shy lady and she was conscious that the curtains were drawing up in the street and people were wondering who was knocking at the door. She knocked again and the third time of knocking, Hector opened the door and said, 'Losh, it's you Miss Mackay. I didn't know you with your clothes on.'