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TITLE
Scoraig fisherman, c1940s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BUSH_007
PLACENAME
Scoraig
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Alan Bush
ASSET ID
22008
KEYWORDS
fishing
fishermen
Scorraig
Scoraig fisherman, c1940s

This photograph shows a group of fishermen at Scoraig in the 1940s or 1950s.

Standing on the left is Ailig Campbell and on the right is Billy MacRae. Between them is possibly Kenny Dean MacKenzie or Kenny Dean's brother (whose name we have yet to establish). The two people who are seated have also yet to be identified although the man is believed to be Bob Pryde.

Scoraig is a small settlement on the peninsula between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom. It is only accessible via the five- mile Creag a'Chadha footpath or by a short boat trip. The population has fluctuated greatly over the centuries. From a couple of hundred in the 19th century it dwindled to just a handful of people in the 1960s. However, it then saw something of a resurgence with an influx of people who were looking to pursue what would now be called an "alternative" lifestyle that wasn't possible in much of the rest of the country.

The area came to prominence in the late 1970s when Hugh Piggott established Scoraig Wind Electric which produced small wind turbines to supply power to the properties on the peninsula. To this day, wind is still the main source of power-generation. Most of the residents support themselves through traditional activities such as crofting, fishing, weaving and vegetable-growing. There is a school which provides education for 3-14 year olds.

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Scoraig fisherman, c1940s

ROSS: Lochbroom

1940s

fishing; fishermen; Scorraig

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

This photograph shows a group of fishermen at Scoraig in the 1940s or 1950s.<br /> <br /> Standing on the left is Ailig Campbell and on the right is Billy MacRae. Between them is possibly Kenny Dean MacKenzie or Kenny Dean's brother (whose name we have yet to establish). The two people who are seated have also yet to be identified although the man is believed to be Bob Pryde.<br /> <br /> Scoraig is a small settlement on the peninsula between Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom. It is only accessible via the five- mile Creag a'Chadha footpath or by a short boat trip. The population has fluctuated greatly over the centuries. From a couple of hundred in the 19th century it dwindled to just a handful of people in the 1960s. However, it then saw something of a resurgence with an influx of people who were looking to pursue what would now be called an "alternative" lifestyle that wasn't possible in much of the rest of the country.<br /> <br /> The area came to prominence in the late 1970s when Hugh Piggott established Scoraig Wind Electric which produced small wind turbines to supply power to the properties on the peninsula. To this day, wind is still the main source of power-generation. Most of the residents support themselves through traditional activities such as crofting, fishing, weaving and vegetable-growing. There is a school which provides education for 3-14 year olds.