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TITLE
Dingwall's Early Trading Connections
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_ROBGIBSON_03
PLACENAME
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Dingwall
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Rob Gibson
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1778
KEYWORDS
trade
burghs
burgh
audio

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In this audio extract, Rob Gibson talks about Dingwall's early trading connections. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series.

Interviewer: Having this sea connection why didn't Dingwall develop the sea trading connections that Inverness has with, say with France and the Scandinavian countries?

Well I think it may well have done, but Cromarty tended to act as the port for around the Cromarty Firth and indeed there may have been more localised transport on the Firth. In fact, all of the crossings, the ferry names that you see across the firth, show this but as far as sea-going transport's concerned it's more likely to have been run from Cromarty which is on a deep water site.

Interviewer: Course there's always been some amount of confliction between the populations of Dingwall and the population of Inverness, hasn't there?

Well, I believe in the 18th century, as the local lairds were vying to see which town would have control over exports and would be able to control the salmon rivers and so on that there was quite a bit of rivalry; Inverness being the bigger settlement tended to lord it over the ones round about and try to control them, but the landowners around Dingwall did attempt to try and keep it separate, and the original charters were reintroduced and reinvigorated as a royal burgh in that period

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Dingwall's Early Trading Connections

ROSS: Dingwall

1990s

trade; burghs; burgh; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: History of Dingwall

In this audio extract, Rob Gibson talks about Dingwall's early trading connections. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Having this sea connection why didn't Dingwall develop the sea trading connections that Inverness has with, say with France and the Scandinavian countries?<br /> <br /> Well I think it may well have done, but Cromarty tended to act as the port for around the Cromarty Firth and indeed there may have been more localised transport on the Firth. In fact, all of the crossings, the ferry names that you see across the firth, show this but as far as sea-going transport's concerned it's more likely to have been run from Cromarty which is on a deep water site.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Course there's always been some amount of confliction between the populations of Dingwall and the population of Inverness, hasn't there? <br /> <br /> Well, I believe in the 18th century, as the local lairds were vying to see which town would have control over exports and would be able to control the salmon rivers and so on that there was quite a bit of rivalry; Inverness being the bigger settlement tended to lord it over the ones round about and try to control them, but the landowners around Dingwall did attempt to try and keep it separate, and the original charters were reintroduced and reinvigorated as a royal burgh in that period